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CITY COUNCIL, 

CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, November 21, 1898, 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of th< 
City of Chicago, November 25, 1898. 



Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, Ailing;, 
Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, Connor, 
O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Dud- 
dleston, Cplson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilf uss,Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upkam, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward) and Math. 

Absent — Aid. Miller and Olson. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Kimbell moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting, held November 14, 1898, be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correction 
for the week ending November 21, 1898, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
November 20th, 1898. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I hereby appoint M. E. Reich- 
ardt as Ward Secretary of the Thirtieth 
Ward vice Paul Bessmer, resigned, and re- 
spectfully ask the concurrence of your Hon- 
orable Body. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 
The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

A communication submitting a petition of 
residents of the Twenty-fifth ward requesting 
the extension of the North Chicago Street 
Railway Co's South Halsted street car line to 
a point north on Halsted street known as 
Graceland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

The Clerk presented the following commu- 
nication and ordinance: 

Chicago, November 21, 1898. 
To the Honorable the Mayor and City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Herewith find an ordinance, 
upon which we ask favorable action by your 
Honorable Body, and request that the same 
be referred to your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West. 

Chicago and Jefferson Urban Transit 
Company. 

By Le Gra.nd W. Perce, 
President. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. Permission and authority 

2 are hereby granted to the Chicago and 

3 Jefferson Urban Transit Company, its 

4 successors and assigns, to lay down, con- 

5 struct, maintain and operate, for the 

6 period of fifty years from the passage 

7 hereof, a double track street railway, 

8 with all the necessary and convenient 

9 curves, turnouts and switches, in, upon, 

10 and along Grand avenue, between the 

11 south line of Armitage avenue and the 

12 north line of Fullerton avenue, at the 

13 point where said Fullerton avenue unites 

14 with said Grand avenue, with the right 

15 to connect the tracks in said several 

16 streets and avenues, and also the right to 

17 connect said tracks, or any of them, with 

18 other tracks of said company, or with the 

19 tracks of other street railroad companies. 

Section 2. The tracks of said railway 

2 shall not be elevated above the surface of 

3 the street, and shall be laid with modern 

4 improved rails, and in such manner that 



5 carriages and other vehicles can easily 

6 and freely cross the same at all points 

7 and in all directions, without obstruction, 

8 and shall also be laid as near the center 

9 of the street as practicable, and under 

10 the direction of the Commissioner of 

11 Public Works. 

Section 3. The cars to be used on said 

2 railway may be operated by electrig 

3 power, cable or such other motive power 

4 as said company shall by any ordinance 

5 of the City of Chicago be authorized to 

6 use. 

Section 4. In case said company, 

2 upon the line hereby authorized, shall 

3 use cable power, the method of aying 

4 and constructing such cable and operat- 

5 ing the same, shall in all respects be the 

6 same, and be governed by the same con- 

7 ditions and limitations as provided by an 

8 ordinance of the City Council of the City 

9 of Chicago, passed June 7th, 1886, au- 

10 thorizing the North Chicago Railroad 

11 Company to use cable power. 

12 And in case said company, upon the 

13 line hereby authorized, shall use electric 

14 power by means of electric overhead con- 

15 tact wires, the method of construction 

16 and operation shall be the same, and 

17 governed by all the conditions and limita- 

18 tions as provided in an ordinance of the 

19 City of Chicago passed April 30th, 1894, 

20 authorizing the operation by electric 

21 overhead contact wires of certain lines of 

22 the North Chicago Street Railroad Com- 

23 pany and the West Chicago Street Rail- 

24 road Company ; provided, however, that 

25 the iron poles for supporting the trolley 

26 wires shall be placed between the curb 

27 lines and the sidewalk and next to the 

28 curb line. The company shall also have 

29 the right, if it shall elect so to do, to 

30 place its wires underground and make all 

31 the necessary excavations and connections 

32 to carry out this provision. 

Section 5. The said company, as to the 



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parts of said streets in and upon which 
its said railway may be laid, shall pave 
and keep sixteen feet in width in good 
condition and repair during all the time 
t® which the privileges hereby granted 
shall extend, in accordance with whatever 
order, ordinance or regulation may be 
9 passed or adopted by the City Council in 

10 relation to such repairing, and when any 

11 new improvement shall be ordered by the 

12 City Council of said part of said streets, 

13 the said railway company shall, in the 

14 manner which may be required of the 

15 owners of the property fronting on said 

16 part of said streets, make such new im- 

17 provement for the width of sixteen feet ; 

18 and if the company shall refuse or fail so 

19 to do the same may be done by the city, 

20 and the company shall be liable to the 

21 city for the cost thereof. 



Section 6. When the right of said 
railway company to operate its railway 
on said streets shall cease and determine, 
said company shall remove the tracks 
from the said part of said streets and put 
the said part of said streets from which 
said tracks shall be removed in as good 
condition as the adjacent part of said 
streets. 



Section 7. The said Chicago and Jef- 
ferson Urban Transit Company shall pay 
into the City Treasurer of the City of 
Chicago, for the use of said city, the sum 
of fifty dollars as an annual license fee 

6 for each and every car used by said eom- 

7 pany, in the manner following: In com- 

8 puting the number of cars upon which 

9 said license charge may be imposed, thir- 

10 teen round trips, when the car is used in 

11 the transportation of passengers, shall be 

12 taken as equivalent to one day's use of 

13 the car, one-thirteenth of such round 

14 trips during each quarter shall be divided 

15 by the number of days in such quarter, 

16 such quotient shall be the number of cars 

17 subject to such license fee; provided, 



18 however, that such cars shall not already 

19 be liable for the payment of a license fee 

20 on one of the other lines of this company 

21 or its connections. The President or any 

22 other officer of said company shall, under 

23 oath, make report quarter-yearly to the 

24 Comptroller of the City of Chicago of the 

25 whole number of cars so run by said 

26 company, and at the same time pay to 

27 said Comptroller twelve and a half dol- 

28 lars for each car, to be ascertained as 

29 above prescribed in this section. The 

30 first quarter shall begin upon the first day 

31 upon which said company shall run a car 

32 or cars for the carriage of passenarers. 



Section 8. The cars upon the railway 
hereby authorized shall be provided dur- 
ing the months of November, December, 
January, February and March of each 
year with heating apparatus of a kind 
and nature to be selected by said company, 
which shall be resonably effective in rais- 
ing the temperature in said cars and heat- 
ing the same; and the said apparatus 
shall be operated at such times during 
the months aforesaid as the need of the 
weather and degree of temperature shall 
require, and on all cars both day and 
night. And the cars upon said tracks 
herein authorized to be laid shall be run 

16 at such intervals as may be necessary to 

17 accommodate the public. 

Section 9. The rate of fare shall be 
five cents for one continuous ride in one 
direction on the line herein authorized. 
City police and firemen in uniform shall 
be carried free of charge. 

Section 10. The railroad authorized 
to be constructed and operated under 
this ordinance shall be completed and in 
operation within two years from the pas- 
sage and acceptance of this ordinance, 
not counting the months of December, 
January, February and March, and if not 
so completed, then and in that event, 
this ordinance shall be void and of no 



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10 effect as to any portion of said railways 

11 on said several streets not then con- 

12 structed ; provided, however, that if said 

13 company shall be restrained or prevented 

14 from proceeding with the work upon said 

15 railway by the order or writ of any court 

16 of competent jurisdiction, the time dur- 

17 ing which said company may be so de- 

18 layed shall be added to the time herein 

19 prescribed for the completion of said 

20 work. The City of Chicago shall, however, 

21 have the right to intervene in any suit 

22 for an injunction to restrain the said 

23 company, as aforesaid, and move for a 

24 dissolution of said injunction. 

25 The time during which said company 

26 may be so delayed, as aforesaid, shall, 

27 however, be reckoned oniy from the 
38 time when the said company shall have 

29 given notice to the Corporation Counsel 

30 of the City of Chicago of the institution 

31 of such legal proceedings, as aforesaid. 

Section 11. The company shall for- 

2 ever indemnify and save harmless the 

3 City of Chicago against and from any 

4 and all legal damages, judgments, de- 

5 crees and costs and expenses of the same 

6 which it may suffer or which may be re- 

7 covered or obtained against said city for 

8 or by reason of the granting of such 

9 privileges, or for or by reason of the 

10 privileges hereby granted, or from any 

11 act or acts of said company, its servants 

12 or agrents, under or by virtue of the pro- 

13 visions of this ordinance. 

Section 12. The Chicago and Jeffer- 

2 son Urban Transit Company shall exe- 

3 cute to the City of Chicago a good and 

4 sufficient bond in the penal sum of $25,- 

5 000, to be approved by the Mayor, con- 

6 ditioned for the faithful observance ond 

7 performance of the provisions and con- 

8 ditions of this ordinance on its part to be 

9 performed and observed as aforesaid. 

Section 13. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect and be in force from and after its 



3 passage and the filing of the bond and ac. 

4 ceptance as herein prescribed; provided, 

5 however, that if said acceptance and 

6 bond shall not be filed as aforesaid within 

7 sixty days of the passage hereof, then all 

8 the rights and privileges herein granted 

9 to said Chicago and Jefferson Urban 

10 • Transit Company shall be void and of no 

11 effect. 

Aid. Kimbell moved that the ordinance be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., and that all frontage consents 
in favor of said railway be referred to the 
Commissioner of Public Works for verifica- 
tion to be returned to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the claim of C. H. 
Crosette for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Education submitted a re- 
quest for concurrence in the purchase of a 
school site on Sawyer avenue, near Welling- 
ton avenue, adjoining the Avondale School, 
and the erection of a 16-room addition to the 
Avondale School; also a proposition to sell a 
piece of land in the "Town of Brighton," to 
the P., C, C. & St. L. R. R. for $2,500, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Board of Local Improveiuents sub- 
mitted copy of proceedings, as follows: 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 4th, 1898. 
Present— Messrs. McGann, Davidson, Do- 
herty, Ericson and Sheahan. 

Absent — None. 

The Board met in special session to hear 
protests against the collection of an assess- 
ment for a sidewalk on 79th street, between 
Edwards and Reynolds avenues. The matter 
was discussed thoroughly and a committee 
appointed to inspect the walk and report 
the matter back to the Board; the collection 
of the assessment being stayed pending such 
report. 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 



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BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMETS CHICAGO. 

November 5th, 1898. 
The Board of Local Improvements and the 
Chicago Real Estate Board met in joint ses- 
sion to discuss the new special assessment 
law, improvement securities, etc. The dis- 
cussion was reported and the Secretary of 
the Board detailed to make a formal report of 
the meeting-, of the questions arising- and the 
replies thereto. 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 7th, 1898. 
Present— Messrs. Davidson, Ericson and 
Sheahan. 

Absent — Messrs. McGann and Doherty. 

The following vouchers for use of horses 
and buggies for the sewer inspectors during 
August and September were presented a d, 
on motion, each was approved for payment, 
viz. : 

William Rodgers $18 00 

William Rodgers 18 00 

J. J. McGrath 18 00 

J. J. McGrath 18 00 

Peter Ward 18 00 

Peter Ward 18 00 

F. M. Finsth wait 18 00 

F. M. Finsthwait. 18 00 

There being no other business, the meeting 
was declared adjourned. 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

Regular Meeting and Public Hearing, No- 
vember 9th, 1898. 

Present— Messrs. McGann, Davidson, Eric- 
son and Sheahan. 

Absent— Mr. Doherty. 

The Board met in regular session and ad- 
journed to Koom 400 in order to be present at 
the public hearing set for that time. 

Public hearing was had on the following 
proposed improvements, as per resolutions 
previously adopted, viz. : 

1. Paving (asphalt) South Albany av- 
enue, from Douglas o boulevard to 19th street. 

2. Paving (asphalt) North Central Park 



avenue, from Lake street to 482 feet north of 
Fulton street. 

3. Paving (asphalt) Colorade avenue, 
from Central Park avenue to Douglas boule- 
vard. 

4. Paving (cedar) 47th place, from Hal- 
sted street to Wallace street. 

Paving (cedar) 48th street, from Halsted 
street to Wallace street. 

Paving (cedar) 48th place, .from Halsted 
street to Wallace street. 

Paving (cedar) 49th street, from Halsted 
street to Wallace street. w 

Paving (cedar) Wallace street, from 47th 
street to 49th street. 

5. Paving (asphalt) North Hamlin avenue, 
from Lake street to 265.7 feet north of Fulton 
street. 

6. Paving (asphalt) West 19th street, 
from California avenue to Albany avenue. 

7. Paving (asphalt) West 19th street, 
from Albany avenue to Kedzie avenue. 

8. Paving (asphalt) South Park avenue, 
from 22nd street to 24th street. 

9. Paving (asphalt) 26th street, from C, 
R. I. & P. R. R. to Cottage Grove avenue. 

10. Opening alley between 76th street, 
77th street. Cottage Grove avenue and Evans 
avenue. 

11. Water supply pipe in north side of 
Central boulevard, from North Central Park 
avenue to North Spaulding avenue. 

12. Water supply pipe in north side 
Central boulevard, from North Kedzie av- 
enue to North Albany avenue. 

13. Water supply pipe in south side Cen- 
tral boulevard, from North Kedzie avenue 
to Nor h Albany avenue. 

14. Water supply pipe in North Kedzie 
avenue, from 70 feet north of Augusta street 
to West Division street. 

15. Water supply pipe in southeast and 
north sides of Sacramento square, from 
North Whipple street to Central boulevard. 

16. Vitrified tile pipe sewer in Armitage 
avenue, from North 44th avenue to North 48th 
avenue. 

17. Brick and vitrified tile pipe sewer in 
North 41st avenue, from Montrose avenue to 
Choctaw avenue. 

Brick and vitr fled tile pipe sewer in Choc- 
taw avenue, from North 41st court to 140 feet 
north of Miller avenue. 



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Brick and vitrified tiie pipe sewer in North 
41st court, from Choctaw avenue to 140 feet 
north of Miller avenue. 

18. Vitrified tile pipe sewer in South Mor- 
gan street, from 88th street to 91st street. 

19. Vitrified tile pipe sewer in West Pen- 
sacola avenue, from North Campbell avenue 
to 565 feet west thereof. 

20. Brick and vitrified tile pipe sewer in 
Sheridan road, from Bryan avenue to Rogers 
avenue. 

21. Six-foot cement sidewalk on both sides 
Addison street*, from Herndon avenue to 
Racine avenue. 

22. Six-foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides Campbell avenue, from Augusta street 
to Division street. 

23. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
Cherry place, from Maplewood avenue to 
Powell avenue. , 

24. Four-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides Clareraont avenue, from West 25th 
street to Blue Island avenue. 

25. Fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides Clybourn place, from Elston avenue to 
North Branch Chicago River. 

26. Fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides Clybourn place, from Clybourn avenue 
to North Branch Chicago River. 



27. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both 
Coblentz street, from Leavitt street to Robey 
street. 

28. Twelve-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides Cottage Grove avenue, from 87th street 
to 91st street. 

29. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
Crescent avenue, from Myrtle avenue to 
East Circle avenue. 

30. Fourteen-foot stone sidewalk on both 
sides Desplaines street, from School place to 
Washington street. 

31. Twenty-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides Division street, from Noble street to 
Elston avenue. 

32. Fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides 14th place, from South Canal street to 
South Halsted street. 

33. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
West 53rd street, from South Halsted street 
to South Peoria street. 

34. Six-foot plank sidewalk on the west 
side of Front avenue, from Kensington ave- 
nue to 116th street. 



35. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Halsted street, from West 69th street 
to West 87th street. 

36. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 1 
of Irving Park boulevard, from Kedzie ave- 
nue to North Western avenue. 

37. Fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Jefferson street, from 12th street to 
16th street. 

38. Six-foot plank sidewalk on the north 
side of Kinzie street, from Robey street to 
Ashland avenue. 

39. Six-foot p ank sidewalk on both sides 
of Leland avenue, from North 45th avenue 
to North 48th avenue. 

40. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 118th place, from Michigan avenue to In- 
diana avenue. 

41. Fifteen-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Ogden avenue, from Albany avenue 
to Springfield avenue. 

42. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Ogden avenue, from Springfield avenue to 
South 46th avenue. 

43. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Peoria street, from West 51st street to 
West 53d street. 

44. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Polk street, from Clinton street to Hal- 
sted street. 

45. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Sacramento avenue, from 22d street to 
26th street. 

46. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Summitt avenue, from Halsted street to 
Vincennes avenue. 

47. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Swann street, from Stewart avenue to 
Wentworth avenue. 

48. Twelve-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of 75th street, from Noble court to 
Stony Island avenue. 

49. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 77th street, from Stony Island avenue to 
Adams avenue. 

50. Fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Throop street, from West 31st street 
to South Branch Chicago River. 

51. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Throop street, from West 61st street to 
West 63d street. 

52 Sixteen-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of 12th street, from Troy street to Ked- 
zie avenue. 



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53. Fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of West 21st place, from Ashland ave- 
nue to Western avenue. 

DEFERRED FROM HEARING OF OCTOBER 26TH 
UNTIL NOVEMBER 9TH. 

10. Paving (asphalt) Chestnut street, from 
North State street to Lincoln Park boulevard. 

14. Paving (asphalt) Pearson street, from 
second alley west of State street to Pine 
street. 

46. Fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Morgan street, from 12th street to 
18th street. 

DEFERRED FROM HEARING OF OCTOBER 5TH 
UNTIL NOVEMBER 9TH. 

36. Paving (brick) Robey street, from 
alley south of Kinzie street to 12th street. 

The Board, on motion, adjourned until 
Friday November 11th, at which time bids 
are to be opened. 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS CHICAGO. 

Adjourned Meeting, November 11th, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. McGann, Davidson and 
Sheahan; also Asst. Corporation Counsel E. 
J. Hill, Chief Engineer Sewers C. D. Hill, 
and Principal Engineer of Streets George K. 
Wheelock. 

Absent— Messrs. Doherty and Ericson. 

Bids were opened as advertised, viz: 

SEWERS (CASH AND BOND) . 

1. Warrant 23524. Brick sewer in Kim- 
bark avenue, from 63d street to a point 260 
feet south of 65th street. No bids. 

SEWERS (CASH PAYMENT). 

1. Warrant 23510. Brick sewer in Wash- 
ington avenue, from 63d street to a point 125 
feet north of Jackson Park terrace. No bids. 

2. Warrant 23565. Vitrified tile pipe 
sewer in West Harrison street, from 46th 
avenue to South 47th avenue: 

Deposit. 

Edward Connor $0 95 $0 95 $608 00 

M. J. LaBounty & Co. ... 1 25 1 25 800 00 
Thomas D. Joy 1 45 88 582 01 

On motion, the meeting was adjourned un- 



til 10 o'clock A. M. Saturdav November 12th' 
1898. 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

Adjourned Meeting, November 12th, 1898. 

Present— Messrs. McGann, Davidson and 
Sheahan ; also Assistant Corporation Counsel 
Edward J. Hill; Principal Engineer of Streets 
George K. Wheelock; Chief Engineer of 
Sewers C. D. Hill. 

Absent— Messrs. Doherty and Ericson. 

It was ordered that before sending con- 
tractors' vouchers through the same must be 
recorded in the records of the Board of Local 
Improvements, and final vouchers must be 
accompanied by a final report from the head 
of each bureau before being approved. 

The question was raised by the Secretary 
whether the ordinances submitted to the 
City Council by the Board should specify 
union labor. The matter was ordered re- 
ferred to the Law Department for an opinion 
and a proper form to be used. 

The matter of a sewer in Pearson street, 
from Lincoln Park boulevard to the Lake 
Shore drive, was presented. President Mc- 
Gann suggested that the Mayor's attention 
be called to the case, as it would require an 
expenditure from the water fund. On mo- 
tion the Secretary was instructed to lay the 
case before Mayor Harrison and await his 
pleasure before taking further steps. 

PETITIONS. 

Verified petitions for sundry improvements 
were referred to the appropriate heads ©f 
bureaus for report, viz. : 

SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS. 

Paving (asphalt) 31st street, from State 
street to Emerald avenue. 

Paving (crushed granite) 54th street, 
from Indiana avenue to South Park avenue. 

Paving (cedar) on Whipple street, from 
22d street to the South Branch of the river. 

Sidewalk on the south side of Berteau ave- 
nue, from 43d court to Hunting Avenue Sta- 
tion. 

Sidewalk on the west side of Kedzie ave- 
nue, from Ogden avenue to 21st street. 



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SUPERINTENDENT OF SEWERS. 

Sewer in North 59th street, from Robey 
street to Oakley avenue. 

WATER ASSESSOR. 

Water service pipes in South 51st avenue, 
from Fulton street to Park avenue. 

Water service pipes in West 12th place, 
from Homan avenue to St. Louis avenue. 

Petitions for paving Chicago avenue, from 
Ashland avenue to Milwaukee avenue, with 
asphalt, and from the North Branch of the 
Chicago River to Milwaukee avenue with 
brick, were presented and referred to the 
Superintendent of Streets for a report. 

The petition for the opening of Robey 
street was referred to the Superintendent of 
Streets for a report and to the Engineer for 
an estimate and survey. 

A petition of the property owners for side- 
walks on sundry streets in Elsdon was pre- 
sented and referred to the Superintendent of 
Streets for a report. 

COMMUNICATIONS. 

A communication from Commissioner Mc- 
Gann, concerning the voucher of Wna. A. 
Moore, was presented. It was moved and or- 
dered that Wm. A. Moore be granted a leave 
of absence during the period of examination 
for enlistment in the service of the United 
States Government, seventeen days, with full 
pay. 

A communication from Judge Waterman 
to Commissioner McGann, expressing his ap- 
proval of the position taken by the Board 
with regard to permanent street improve- 
ments, was read and ordered placed on file. 

A communication from Judge Waterman, 
suggesting that the width of the roadway on 
Prairie avenue and other residence streets be 
30 feet, was read. The Secretary was in- 
structed to reply to Judge Waterman that it 
would be necessary to have the Council pass 
an ordinance changing the established width 
on Prairie avenue, and that if he desired the 
game changed he would better confer with 
the Alderman of his ward relative thereto. 

A communication from J. J. Scanlan ask- 
ing to withdraw his bid on water service pipes 
in Prairie avenue, from 55th street to 61st 
street, Warrant 17824, bids opened November 
4th, was read and referred to the Water As- 
sessor for report and recommendation. 



The following communication from the 
City Engineer was presented and ordered 
placed on file. viz. : 

(Copy) 

November 4th, 1898. 

Mr. J. S. Sheahan. Secretary Board of Local 

Improvements : 

Dear Sir — Referring to your communica- 
tion of November 4th and a letter from D. 
Hardin attached, relating to the laying of 
water service pipes on certain streets, I beg to 
state that in accordance with Section 80 of 
the new special assessment law the contract 
must be left open for ten days after bids are 
open, and I do not understand that I have 
any power to go beyond the law in this mat- 
ter. Correspondence is herewith returned. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed; John Ericson, 

City Engineer. 

The following communications from the 
Sewer Department, the Law Department and 
Edward O'Donnell were presented, and on 
motion the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Sewer was concurred in and Mr. 
O'DonnelPs proposal accepted. 

(Copy) 

November 12th, 1898. 
To the Honorable, the Board of Local Im- 
provements : 

Gentlemen — I submit herewith a proposi- 
tion from Edward O'Donnell to make the 
necessary excavation in Wallace street, from 
99th street to 103rd street. Mr. O'Donnell 
has a contract for a sewer in this street from 
the points mentioned, and upon investigation 
by Assistant Engineer William W. Green it 
was found that the surface of the ground is 
higher than shown on our plans, and if the 
sewer is laid at the grade established by ordi- 
nance, the depth of the trench from 99th 
street to 101st street will be one foot deeper 
than advertised, and the depth of the trench 
from 101st street to 103rd street will be 1 7-10 
feet deeper than advertised. This discrepancy 
is partly due to the variation of the benches 
in this neighborhood and partly due to the 
fact that this street was graded up after the 
original levels were run and before the con- 
tract was let for the sewer. I consider the 
price named in this bill, 25 cents per lineal 
foot for one foot extra cut and 35 cents per 
lineal foot for 1 7-10 eet extra cut, to be rea- 



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sonable, and I recommend that the proposi- 
tion he accepted. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Chief Engineer Bureau of Sewers. 



Approved 
(Signed) 



F. E. Davidson, 
Superintendent Sewers. 

(Copy) 

Chicago, September 28, 1898. 

Honorable Board of Local Improvements, 
City of Chicago : 

Dear Sirs— Upon investigation I find that 
the excavation of the sewer trench in Wallace 
street, from 99th street to 101st street, is one 
foot deeper than called for i . my contract, 
and in Wallace street, from 101st street to 
103rd street, it is one foot seven inches deeper 
than called for in my contract. I will furnish 
all labor and material necessitated by this ex- 
cessive excavation for the sum of twenty-five 
•cents per lineal foot of trench from 99th 
street to 101st street and for thirty-five cents 
per lineal foot of trench from 101st street to 
103rd street. 

Yours very respectfully, 
{Signed) Ed. O'Donnell, 

By Wm. E. Dee. 
Attorney in Fact. 

(Copy) 

October 26th, 1898. 

Hon. F. E. Davidson, Supt. Bureau of 
Sewers : 

Dear Sir — Your communication of the 
25th inst. relative to the extras arising in the 
construction of the main sewer in Wallaca 
street, from 99th street to 101st street, with 
accompanying papers, is received. You ask 
if the Board of Local Improvements can 
adjust this matter, or should it be adjusted 
by the City Council. It seems that the depth 
of said sewer must be 1 foot 7 inches deeper 
than called for in the contract. I don't think 
this variance calls for a new contract, but 
simply the action of the Board of Local Im- 
provements in modifying the present contract 
in the manner prescribed therein so as to 
meet the exigency which has arisen in the 
prosecution of the work. In my opinion the 
«ase presents no features which require a re- 



sort to the City Council for power or author- 
ity in the premises. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed; Edward J. Hill, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 

Approved: 

(Signed.) Chas. S. Thornton, 

Corporation Counsel. 



The following communication from the 
Corporation Counsel concerning the paving 
of Kensington avenue, was presented and 
ordered placed on file : 

(Copy) 

October 29th, 1898. 

Hon. L. E. McCann, Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and President Board ®f Local 

Improvements: 

Dear Sir— In the matter of the pavement 
of Kensington avenue, pursuant to your re- 
quest indicated to this department in writing, 
application was made to the United States 
Circuit Court for the Northern District of 
Illinois, in the case of McNulta, Receiver, vs. 
Farson, for an order requiring the receiver 
of the Calumet Electric Street Railway Com- 
pany to pay over to the City of Chicago an 
amount sufficient to enable your department 
to pave the right-of-way of said railway com- 
pany in said avenue. Thereupon the receiver 
by counter petition asked leave to apply to 
the City Council for permission to abandon 
or relinquish the right-of-way of said rail- 
way company on said avenue . 

On the hearing of the two motions to-day 
the court, Judge Showalter presiding, over- 
ruled the motion on the part of the city 
without prejudice, and by its order directed 
the receiver to apply to the City Council for 
leave to abandon or relinquish the right-of- 
way of the Calumet Electric Street Railway 
Company on Kensington avenue. The attor- 
ney for the receiver, Mr. Hood, informs me 
that he will make application to the City 
Council pursuant to that order forthwith. I 
would therefore suggest that the action of the 
City Council in the matter should be had im- 
mediately so that Kensington avenue may be 
relieved of the easement and the Board of 
Local Improvements be enabled to spread a 



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new assessment for the paving of the entire 
roadway thereof. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed.) Edward J. Hill, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved : 

(Signed.) Chas. S. Thornton, 
Corporation Counsel. 

REPORTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. 

On the recommendation of the City Engi- 
neer an estimate was ordered prepared for a 
water main in Jackson street, from 46th av- 
enue to 48th avenue. 

On November 4th bids were opened for the 
improvement of Vernon avenue, from 40th 
street to theU. S. Y. & T. Co. R. R., War- 
rant 23584; Illinois street, from Clark street 
to Dearborn avenue, Warrant 23586, and La 
Salle avenue, from Kinzie street to Illinois 
street, Warrant 23585. On each of these 
streets there was but one bidder. At the sug- 
gestion of the President of the Board and on 
the approval ©f the Attorney for the Board, 
the same were ordered readvertised.. 

On the recommendation of the Superintend- 
ent of Sewers, the ordinances for sewers in 
Washington avenue, from 63rd street to a 
point 125 feet north of Jackson Park Ter- 
race, Warrant 23510, and in Kimbark avenue, 
from 6 rd street to a point 260 feet south of 
65th street, Warrant 23524, were ordered re- 
pealed and the Engineer instructed to pre- 
pare new estimates; the present assessment 
being so low that contractors will not bid 
on it. 

The Superintendent of Sewers reported on 
the objections filed to proposed sewers at the 
public hearing of October 26th, which report 
was ordered concurred in, with the exception 
of sewers in Washington boulevard. In ac- 
cordance with said report the following reso- 
lution was adopted, viz: 

Hesolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments, that the following local improvements 
be made and adhered to, pursuant to prior 
resolutions heretofore passed by the Board of 
Local Improvements for the same, viz. : 

Vitrified tile pipe sewer in North 40th 
court, from West North avenue to Wabansia 
avenue. 

Vitrified tile pipe sewer in North Homan 



avenue, from Grand avenue to Chicago ave- 
nue. 

Vitrified tile pipe sewer in West 102nd 
street, from Longwood avenue to Tremont 
street. 

In the case of sewers in Washington boule- 
vard, hearing of October 26th, the resolution 
adopted at the hearing of that date and con- 
firmed at the regular meeting of October 27th, 
was rescinded and the matter referred to the 
Law Department and the Sewer Department 
for information concerning the law on boule- 
vards; also the sewer in the north side of 
Washington boulevard was referred for the 
same reason. 

The Superintendent of Streets reported on 
the objections filed to proposed sidewalks at 
the public hearing of October 26th, which 
report was concurred in. In accordance 
with said report the following resolution was 
adopted, viz. : 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments that the following local improvements 
be made and adhered to, pursuant to prior 
resolutions heretofore passed by the Board of 
Local Improvements for the same, viz. : 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Avers avenue, from Chicago avenue to Di- 
vision street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Chauncey avenue, from P. Ft. Wayne R. R. 
to 80th street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Chicago avenue, from North Central Park 
avenue to North 40th avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Colorado avenue, from South 42nd court to 
South 48th avenue. 

Twelve-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
©f Cottage Grove avenue, from 91st street to 
95th street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Cromwell street, from Milwaukee avenue to 
Fullerton avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Drexel avenue, from 73d street to 78th street. 

Fourteen- foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of West 18th street, from South Western 
avenue to South Robey street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Ellis avenue, from 74th street to 76th street. 

Twelve-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Elston avenue, from Webster avenue to 
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Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
North 41st avenue, from Montrose boulevard 
to Irving Park boulevard. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
South 43nd avenue, from 12th street to 18th 
street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
North 47th avenue, from Kinzie street t® 
Chicago avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on the east side of 
North 48th avenue, from Harrison street to 
12th street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
West 58th street, from Center avenue to Lin- 
coln street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Flournoy street, from South 46th avenue to 
South 48th avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Grand avenue, from North 40th avenue to 
West North avenue. 

Six-foot planK sidewalk on both sides of 
Grand avenue, from Kedzie avenue to Di- 
vision street. 

Six-foot cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Hermitage avenue, from Irving Park boule- 
vard to Winncnaac avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Huron street, from Albany avenue to North 
40th avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on b©th sides of 
Laflin street, from West 63rd street to West 
69th street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Lawndale avenue, from Division street to 
Chicago avenue. 

Fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Milwaukee avenue, from Western avenue 
to Dunning street. 

Twelve-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
93rd street, from Stony Island avenue to 86 
feet west of Washington avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
94th street, from Stony Island avenue to Jef- 
ferson avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Oakley avenue, from Fullerton avenue to 
Rhine street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Paulina street, from West 52nd street to Gar- 
field boulevard. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Raven street, from Evergreen avenue to 
North 64th avenue. 



Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Rhine street, from Milwaukee avenue to Tal- 
man avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk ©n both sides of 
16th street, from South 40th avenue to South 
43rd avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
69th street, from Wood street to Leavitt 
street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
77th street, from Woodlawn avenue to 
Chauncey avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
78th street, from Coles avenue to Railroad 
avenue. 

Fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 22nd street, from Archer avenue to Stew- 
art avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
27th street, from Quarry avenue to Halsted 
street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk en both sides of 
Woodlawn avenue, from 93d street to 94th 
street. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Streets, the resolution heretofore 
adopted for a 6-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of West 57th street, from Wentworth 
avenue to 5th avenue was rescinded and the 
Engineer instructed to prepare an estimate 
for a 6-foot cement walk covering the same 
points. 

Advertising for Bids. 

On the recommendation of the Sewer De- 
partment, the following drains and sewers 
were ordered advertised for proposals; bids 
to be opened November 30th, 1898, at 4:30 
o'clock P. M., the advertisement to be in- 
serted in the Chicago Democrat, November 
18th, 21st, 23d. 25th and 28th, viz : 

CASH AND BOND. 

Warrant 23534. Sewer (system) in Butler 
street, from 99th street to the first alley north 
of 103d street. 

Warrant 23604. Sewer (system) in West 
Chicago avenue, from North 48th avenue to- 
North 52nd avenue, etc. 

CASH PAYMENT. 

Warrant 23588. Sewer in North 46th court,, 
from West Montrose avenue to West Wilson 
avenue. 

Warrant 23601. Sewer in Lexington street^ 



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from South Lawndale avenue to 280 feet west 
thereof. 

Warrant 23602. Sewer in South Homan 
avenue, from West 26th street to West 30th 
street. 

Warrant 23603. Sewer in North 46th avenue, 
from West Montrose avenue to West Wilson 
avenue. 

Warran 1 23606. Sewer in West 111th place, 
from Wentworth avenue to Perry avenue. 

Warrant 23539. Six-inch drains n North 
44th avenue, from Wilson avenue to Avondale 
avenue. 

Warrant 23599. Six-inch drains in South 
Robey street, from Archer avenue to 35th 
street. 

Warrant 23605. Six-inch drains in Thomas 
street, fr©m North 42nd avenue to North 
46th avenue. 

Warrant 23598. Six-inch drains in South 
place, from Magnolia avenue to Evanston 
avenue. 

Warrant 23528. Six-inch drains in North 
41st court, from Montrose boulevard to Irv- 
ing Park boulevard. 

Warrant 23597. Six-inch drains in Halsted 
street, from 117th place to 118th street. 

Warrant 23596. Six-inch drains in Ridge- 
way avenue, from West Wrightwood avenue 
to West Fullerton avenue. 

Warrant 23535. Six-inch drains in North 
42nd court, from Berteau avenue to Montrose 
avenue. 

Awards of Contracts. 

On motion of the Superintendent of Sew- 
ers, the contract for a sewer in Harrison 
street, from South 46th avenue to South 47th 
avenue, Warrant 23565, bids for same opened 
November 11th, was awarded to the lowest 
formal bidder, Thomas D. Joy. 

On the report of the Water Assessor, and 
on motion of the Superintendent of Sewers, 
contract for water service pipes in Racine 
avenue, from Roscoe street to Clark street, 
Warrant 17682, was awarded to the lowest 
formal bidder, Daniel Hardin. 

On the report of the Water Assessor, and 
on motion of the Superintendent of Sewers, 
contracts for water service pipes on bids 
opened November 4th, were awarded to the 
lowest formal bidder in each case, except 
Prairie avenue, on which J. J. Scanlan was 
lowest, but in view of the communication 



previously referred to, the award was not 
made, viz : 

Warrant 23575. In Belden avenue, from 
Central Park avenue to Kimbell avenue, to P. 
Becker & Co. 

TV arrant 23574. In Costello avenue, from 
Central Park avenue to Kimbell avenue, to P. 
Becker & Co. 

Warrant 23572. In Chestnut street, from 
Pine Street boulevard to Lake Shore Drive, 
to P. Becker & Co. 

Warrant 16263. In Langley avenue, from 
49th street to 51st street, to P. Becker & Co. 

W arrant 23576. In Medill avenue, from 
Central Park avenue to Kimbell avenue, to 
P. Becker & Co. 

Warrant 23577. In 67th street, from Loo- 
mis street to Ashland venue, to P. Becker & 
Co. 

On the recommendation of the City En- 
gineer, contracts for water supply pipes on 
bids opened November 4th, were awarded to 
the lowest formal bidder in each case, viz. : 

Warrant 23325. In North 47th avenue, 
from Belle Plaine avenue to Hutchinson 
street, and in Hutchinson street to the alley 
east of 48th avenue, to M. J. Joyce. 

Warrant 23497. In the east side of Hum- 
boldt boulevard, from Palmer square to Logan 
square, and thence in tne south side of Logan 
square to Milwaukee avenue, and in the south 
side of Humboldt boulevard, from Milwaukee 
avenue to North Fairfield avenue, to P. V. 
Strain. 

Warrant 22104. In North 53rd court, from 
Fullerton avenue to Grand avenue, to J. J. 
Lynch. 

Warrant 23498. . In Chestnut street, from 
Lake Shore drive to a point 40 feet east of 
Lincoln Park boulevard, to M. J. LaBounty. 

Warrant 23499. In Cornelia street, from 
Humboldt boulevard to Grand avenue, to 
Daniel Hardin. 

Warrant 23505. In North 40th avenue, 
from Potomac avenue to Augusta street, to 
J. J. Lynch. 

Warrant 23582. In South 44th avenue, 
from Harrison street to Colorado avenue, to 
J. J. Lynch. 

Warrant 23103. In Prairie avenue, from 
Garfield boulevard to 59th street, to J. M. 
Healy. 

Warrant 23256. In North 44th court, from 



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Lawrence avenue to 325 feet north of Sunny- 
side avenue, to F. V. Strain. 

Warrrant 23559. In Medill avenue, from 
Ktmbell avenue to Ballou street, to M. J. 
LaBounty. 

Warrant 23506. In South 45th avenue, 
fr@m Lexington street to a point 200 feet 
south of Harrison street, to M. J. LaBounty. 



PAY ROLLS, BILLS, VOUCHERS, ETC. 

The following bills, pay rolls and vouchers 
were presented and, on motion, each was ap- 
proved for payment: 
Pay roll of Board of Local Improve- 
ments and Special Assessment 

Bureau $3,304 16 

No. 2, Street Department, Engineers' 

office 1 5 H3 33 

No. 3, Street Department, General 

Inspectors 1,180 00 

No. 6, Street Department, Sidewalk 

office 1,114 13 

Voucher to credit Sewer Mainte- 
nance 2,118 44 

Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict, type- 
writers (2) 184 50 

L. E. Gosselin, cash order 100 31 

Cameron, Amberg & Co., orders 

9361, 8988, 9670, 9523, 10370 156 75 

Borden Selleck, order 10667 15 90 

Illinois Electric Company, orders 

9586 and 9787 12 06 

Peter Heer, order 9972 3 00 

Kirchner, Meckel & Co. , order 10222, 5 75 
J. M. W. Jones & Co., order 7554. . . 4 00 

On motion of the Secretary resolutions for 
sundry improvements were adopted and the 
time and place fixed for the public hearing as 
Room 400, City Hall, at 3 o'clock P. M., No- 
vember 30th, 1898, v z. : 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That the 
roadway of Lock street, from the south curb 
line of Archer avenue to the' north curb line 
of 31st street, have the curbstones reset, the 
curb walls plastered four feet down from the 
top and be paved with vitrified brick, laid on 
six inches of concrete; the estimate of the- 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $9,132 92. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 



fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That the 
roadway of Lyman street, from the west curb 
line of Tbroop street to the east curb line of 
Lock street, have the curbstones reset, the 
curb walls plastared four feet down from the 
top and be paved with vitrified brick, laid on 
six inches of concrete; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $23,000. And that Wednesday, 
the 30th day ©f November, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. 
M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That the 
roadway of Quinn street, from the south curb 
line of Archer avenue to the north curb line 
of 31st street, have the curbstones reset, the 
curb walls plastered four feet down from the 
top, and be paved with vitrified brick laid on 
six inches of concrete ; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $20,000. And that Wednesday, 
the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That the 
roadway of Rush street, from the north curb 
line of Chicago avenue to the east curb line of 
North State street, be curbed with' a granite 
concrete combined curb and gutter and 
paved with asphalt laid on six inches of 
concrete; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$28,500.00. And that Wednesday, the 30th 
day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State ©f Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
brick sewer be constructed in Clarendon ave- 
nue, from Wilson avenue to Montrose ave- 
nue; the estimate of the cost of such im- 



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provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$12,968. And that Wednesday, the 30th day 
of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
brick sewer be constructed in Devon avenue, 
from Evanston avenue to Sheridan road: the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $12,968. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No- 
vember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
main outfall sewer be constructed in West 
Lawrence avenue, from the North Branch of 
the Chicago River to the north and south 
quarter section line of Section 17, south of 
the Indian boundary line, Town 40 North, 
Range 13 East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$115,000.00. And that Wednesday, the 30th 
day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., 
at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
brick sewer be constructed in Sheridan road, 
from Devon avenue to Hayes avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $10,510.80. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of Novem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
brick sewer be constructed in Sheridan road, 
from Touhy avenue to Sherwin avenue ; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $3,656.80. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of Novem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 



Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of ..Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
brick sewer be constructed in Sheridan road, 
from Touhy avenue to Morse avenue, the esti- 
timate of the cost of such improvemeat, made 
by the City Engineer, being $8,461.70. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
brick sewer be constructed in Sheridan road, 
from Bryn Mawr avenue to a point 110 feet 
south of Thorndale" avenue, the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $24,069.80. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 
1898, at 3o'ciock, P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
brick sewer be constructed in Sneddon road, 
from Roscoe street to Grace street, the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $23,260.15. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
water supply pipe be laid in the west side of 
Humboldt boulevard, from West Fullerton 
avenue to West Belden avenue, the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $574.10. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
water supply pipe be laid in the west side of 
Humboldt boulevard, from West Fullerton 



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avenue to Logan square; thence along the 
south, west, north and east sides of Logan 
square to Humboldt boulevard ; and thence 
along the north side of Humboldt boulevard 
to a point 50 feet west of North California 
avenue; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$3,408.31. And that Wednesday, the 30th 
day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., 
at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
water supply pipe be laid in West Jackson 
street, from the Belt Railway of Chicago to 
South 48th avenue; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $1,292.48. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City ©f Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
water supply pipe be laid in the west and 
south sides of Palmer square, from Hum- 
boldt avenue to Humboldt boulevard; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being 11,122.97. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No- 
vember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That twen- 
ty-five boulevard lamp posts and twenty-five' 
boulevard lamps be erected on Thome ave- 
nue, from Southport avenue to Ridge avenue 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement 
made by the City Engineer, being $662.50 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No 
vember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a lpcal im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 



west side of Ada street, from West 77th 
street to West 79th street, the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $427.38. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for tbe public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Bishop street, from West 63d 
street to West 69th street; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $2,414.61. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement walk be constructed on both 
sides of Carroll avenue, from North 43d ave- 
nue to North 46th avenue; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $3,608.28. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day ©f November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P M., at Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, to-wit: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Centre avenue, from 
West 73d street to West 74th street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $388.58. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of Novem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Chicago avenue, from 
North Kedzie avenue to Grand avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $591.26 



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And that Wednesday, the 30th day of Novem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City ©f Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Chicago avenue, from 
North Kedzie avenue to North Central Park 
avenue; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, 
being 11,181.16. And that Wednesday, the 
30th day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of East Circle avenue, from Ceylon 
avenue to Ceylon avenue ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $1 ,522.00. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed 
for the time and place for the public con- 
sideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Circle avenue, from Ceylon 
avenue to Ceylon avenue; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $878.80. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed 
for the time and place for the public consid- 
eration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board ®f Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Cleveland avenue, from Fuller- 
ton avenue to Garfield avenue; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $613.00. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 



fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Colorado avenue, from South 
42nd avenue to South Homan avenue ; the es- 
timate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $2,081.97. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Cornelia street, from Milwaukee 
avenue to Stave street ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $75.90. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
the east side of Cottage Grove avenue, from 
92nd street to 95th street, the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $300.56. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M. , at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
twelve-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Cottage Grove avenue, from the 
south line of the right-of-way of the P, Ft. 
W. & C. R. R. to 75th street; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $2,610.96. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the publie 
consideration thereof. 



November 21 J 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
twelve-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Crosby street, from Elm street 
t® Hobble street ; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City En 
gineer, being $747.67. And that Wednesday, 
the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., at Room 400, City Hail, be fixed for 
rthe time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City ©f Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City ©f Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Diversey street, from 
Elston avenue to the North Branch of the 
Chicago River; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $454.00. And that Wednesday, 
the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
west side of Dauphin avenue, from 88th 
street to 92d street; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $412.76. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No- 
vember, 1S98, at 3 o'clock P. M, at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of L©cal Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. ■ That a 
twelve-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Division street, from North 
Halsted street to Crosby street ; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $194.40. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day ©f November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 



937 



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improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Dudley street, from Armitage 
avenue to West Webster avenue; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $70.00. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day ofNovember, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400. City 
Hali, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Drexel avenue, from 91st street 
to92d street; the estitimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $843.20. And that Wednesday, 
the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, by the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago. 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Ellis avenue, from 90th street 
to 93d street, the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $1,196.25. And that Wednesday, 
the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Ewing avenue, from South 
Halsted street to Blue Island avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,293.60. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of Novem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hail, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Flonrnoy street, from South 



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46th avenue to south 48th avenue, the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made bv 
the City Engineer, being $836.88. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of South 42d avenue, from West 18th 
street to West 22nd street; the estimate of 
the cost of such' improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $1,259.94 And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the pub- 
lic consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicag®, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North 46th court, from West 
Lawrence avenue to West Montrose avenue ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,039.2 . 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No- 
vember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North 42nd avenue, from the 
northerly line of the right-of-way of the Chi- 
cago & Northwestern R. R. Co. to West 
Lawrence avenue ; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $928.54. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 48th street, from South 
Ashland avenue to South Washtenaw avenue ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 



made by the City Engineer, being $3,277.88. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No- 
vember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the. City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Greenwood avenue, from 90th 
street to 94th street; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $1,120.64. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of Hillock avenue, from 25th 
street to Lock street; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $3,953.27. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed 
for the time and place for the public consid- 
eration thereof. 

Resoleed, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be' constructed on 
both sides of South Irving avenue, from 
West 24th street to West 25th street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $386.32. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No- 
vember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago. 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sidel of Ingleside avenue, from 74th 
street t© 76th street ; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $457.45. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1S98, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall,, be 



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[1898 



fixed for the time and place for the public con- 
sideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
„ ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Irving Park boulevard, from 
North Western avenue to North Robey street ; 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,107.75. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of Novem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof.. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That aV 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Irving Park boulevard, from North 
40th avenue to North Kedzie avenue; the es- 
timate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, beins: 12,318.75. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No- 
vember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Boom 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Jackson avenue, from a point 
400 feet north of the north line of 73d street 
to 78th street; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $1,850.80. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Jefferson avenue, from 77th 
street to South Chicago avenue; the es- 
timate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $515.10. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 



Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State, of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Justine street, from West 63d 
street to West 69th street; the estmate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $1,276.02. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board ©f Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a 
local improvement be made in the City of 
Chicago, State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: 
That an eight-foot plank sidewalk be con- 
structed on both sides of Justine street, from 
47th street to 51st street; the estimate ©f the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $628.40. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of South Kedzie avenue, from Archer 
avenue to West 55th street ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $3,689.40. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Kedzie avenue, from 
West 55th street to West 63d street ; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $2,496.12. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board ©f Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 



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[1893 



State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Lawndale avenue, from 
West Chicago avenue to West Kinzie street; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $701.52. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of Novem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time aud place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. ; That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Lawndale avenue, from 
West 47th street to West 51st street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $378.76. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of Novem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of La Salle street, from 26th street to 
29th street ; the estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, made by the City Engineer, be- 
ing $484.16. And that Wednesday, the 30th 
day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., 
at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicag®, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State ©f Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Lexington avenue, from 91st street 
to 94th street; the estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, made by the City Engineer, 
being $1,037 52. And that Wednesday, the 
30th day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. 
M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Lincoln avenue, from Winnemac 
avenue to Lawrence avenue; the estimate of 



the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $707.88. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public ♦ 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved; By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz./ That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides ©f Loomis street, from West 63rd 
street to West 69th street ; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $1,165.86. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Loomis street, from West 89th street 
to West 95th street ; the estimate of the cost 
such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $2,280.30. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of South Marshfield avenue, from West 
63rd street to West 69th street ; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $1,569.10. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., a \ Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of 103d street, from Indiana ave- 
nue to State street ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $594.33. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 



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[1898 



fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Ontario avenue, from 130th 
street to 135th street; the estimate of the cost 
ef such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $1,596.54. And that Wednesday, 
the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicage, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Paulina street, from 
West 42d street to West 47th street ; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $2,012.34. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Paulina street, from 
West 63d street to West 69th street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,438.80. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No- 
vember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Panlina street, from 
West 47th street to West 52d street ; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement made 
by the City Engineer, being $1,783.60. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 



ments of the City of Chicago, that. a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Pensacola avenue, from 
Milwaukee avenue to North 50th avenue ; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $315.36. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No- 
vember, 1898. at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Peoria street, from West 
70th street to West 74th street ; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement made by the 
City Engineer, being $1,563.87. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Princeton avenue, from 38th 
street to 44th street ; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $1,354.98. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., .at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 6- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of South Robey street, from West 63d 
street to West 67th street ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $820.08. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That a 6- 



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foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Station street, from West Fullerton 
avenue to North Western avenue; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being 8946.40. And 
that Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P, M., at Room, 400 City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place tor the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of 68th street, from South Morgan 
street to South Ada street; the estynate of 
the cost of such improvement made by the 
City Engineer, being 81.158.63. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, A. D. 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hail, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Unsolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as fellows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of 63th street, from Hermitage avenue 
to Ada street; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being 81,390.26. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, A. D. 1898, at 
3 o"clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of 69th street, from South Park avenue 
to Calumet avenue; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being 8168.30. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, A. D. 1S98, at 
3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400. City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the Cifey of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of 69th street, from Wood street to Ash- 
land avenue: the estimate ©f the cost of such 



improvement, made by the City Engineer, be- 
ing 8622.54. And that Wednesday, the 30th 
day of November. 1S98, at 3 o'clock P. M., at 
Room 400. City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago T 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 69th street, from South Halsted 
street to State street ; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being 84,332.64. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November. 1893, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments ©f the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made ih the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
south side of Taylor street, from Kedzie ave- 
nue to California avenue; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being 8791.00. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November 1893, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West Taylor street, from Campbell ave- 
nue to California avenue ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being 81,033.90. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of October. 1S98, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved. By the Board of Local Impi-ove- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 23rd street, from Sacramento 
avenue to California avenue; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being 8805.64. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898 r 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400. City Hall 



November 21, J 

be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 23rd place, from Rockwell 
street to South West boulevard ; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $1,294.04. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 24th place, from South West 
boulevard to Rockwell street; the estimate of 
the cost at such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $640.77. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board ©f Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 25th street, from South Kedzie 
avenue to South Homan avenue ; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $881.28. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
north side of 36th street, from Seeley avenue 
to Hoyne avenue; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $149.40. And that Wednesday, 
the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P.M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- | 



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ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
teen-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of 38th street, from Langley ave- 
nue to Cottage Grove avenue; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $2,051.40. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the' Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
west side of South Western avenue, from 
West 39th street to West 47th street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,086.40. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of No- 
vember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Wilson avenue, from 
North 44th avenue to North 49th avenue ; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,165.24. 
And that Wednesday, the 30th day of Novem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Winston avenue, from Vincen- 
nes avenue to 99th street; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $234.60. And that Wednes- 
day, the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public con- 
sideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 



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six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Whipple street, from 22nd street 
to 26th street ; the estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, made by the City Engineer, be- 
ing $1,505.00. And that Wednesday, the 30th 
day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved. By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be' constructed on 
the east side of Woodlawn avenue, from 76th 
street to 81st street ; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made 'by the City En- 
gineer, being $549.72. And that Wednesday, 
the 30th day of November, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Wood street, from West 
67th street to West 72nd street ; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being 11,769.13. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
boi.h sides of Wisconsin avenue, from West 
Lawrence avenue to Elston av ; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $404.60. And that 
Wednesday, the 30th day of November, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

There being no further business the meet- 
ing was declared adjourned. 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. CHICAGO. 

November 15, 1898. 
Present— Messrs. McGann, Davidson, Do- 



herty and Sheahan ; also Asst. Corporation 
Counsel, Edward J. Hill; Chief Engineer 
Sewers, C. D. Hill, and Principal Engineer 
Streets, George K. Wheelock. 

Absent— Mr. Ericson. 

At the request of the President of the . 
Board, the confirmation of the assessment fer 
paving Lexington street, from Central Park 
avenue to Douglas boulevard, Docket No. 
23269, was ordered postponed until the next 
term of Court. 

The Engineer was instructed to prepare an 
estimate and survey for the opening of Cali- 
fornia avenue, from 31st street to 85th street, 
in accordance with the request of ex-Aid. 
Thomas Kelly. 

At the request of Alderman Maltby, the 
Engineer was instructed to prepare an esti- 
mate for paving Clybourn avenue, from Divi- 
sion street to North avenue, with brick. 

Ex-Aid. Kenney was present to ask that 
the assessment for drains in Calumet avenue, 
from 60th street to 61st street, be canceled so 
far as his property is concerned, as his lots 
will front on 61st street as soon as the con- 
templated resubdivision is made. The matter 
was referred to the Superintendent of Sewers 
for investigation and report and Mr. Kenney 
requested to place on file a plat of the prop- 
erty resubdivided. 

In accordance with the instructions of the 
Law Department, the ordinance as passed for 
the improvement of Ridgeway avenue, from 
Ohio street to Division street, was ordered 
repealed and a new ordinance prepared cover- 
ing the points not affected by a minority pe- 
tition for the improvement between Chicago 
avenue and Division street. 

The claim of James Murphy for damage 
done by breaking of water pipe on Madison 
avenue, near 63d street, presented at the 
meeting of October 14th, »vas referred back 
to Mr. Murphy with the request that he pre- 
sent the claim to the Finance Committee, the 
Board having no power to adjust the same. 

BILLS, VOUCHERS, ETC. 

The following bills and vouchers were pre- 
sented and, on motion, each was approved 
for paj'nient, viz. : 

Clerk County Court, certified copies 

assessment rolls, etc $ 179 75 

Central Electric Co., order 9587 12 76 

Cameron, Amberg & Co., order 10S72 24 50 



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Thomas J. O'Neill, special court 
work for Law Department (steno- 
grapher $ 209 35 

Department of Supplies, sundry- 
items for May and October 56 51 

Clerk Superior Court, certified 
copies writs of possession 2 50 

Munson Supply Co., one set Rem- 
ington cushion keys 3 50 

John W. Conroy, services as real 
estate expert, Calendar 62 125 00 

Pay roll, Board of Local Improve- 
ment Attorneys 1,084 18 

Pay roll, No. 4 Sewer Department. . 1,680 87 

Pay roll. Street Department, Ogden 
avenue survey 88? 66 

Warrant 21422. Assyrian Asphalt 
Co., estimate 2, South Park ave- 
nue 1,705 02 

Warrant 21431. Assyrian Asphalt 
Co., estimate. 2, Prairie Avenue. . . 350 16 

Warrant 21498. Assyrian Asphalt 
Co. , estimate 1, St. Louis avenue . . 382 29 

Warrant 21871. Assyrian Asphalt 
Co., estimate 1, Warren avenue. . . 931 64 

Warrant 23029. R. P. Conway Co., 
estimate final, West 42nd place. 182 84 

Warrant 23307. R. F. Conway C©., 
estimate 1, ins. 3, Western avenue 1,000 00 

Warrant 23307. R. P. Conway Co., 
estimate 1, ins. 4, Western avenue 1,000 00 

Warrant 23357. R. F. Conway Co., 
estimate 3, ins. 2, 29th street 2,000 00 

Warrant 23357. R. F. Conway Co., 
estimate 3, ins. 3, 29th street 2,000 00 

Warrant 23357. R. F. Conway Co., 
estimate 2, ins. 4, 29th street 3,000 00 

Warrant 23357. R. F. Conway Co., 
estimate 2 % ins. 5, 29th street 3,000 00 

Warrant 23298. Dennis Cleary, esti- 
mate 1, Tremont street 255 08 

Warrant 23367, Dennis Cleary, esti- 
mate 1, South 52d avenue 374 56 

Warrant 23368. Dennis Cleary, esti- 
mate 1, P©lk street 492 20 

Warrant 23317. Gaffney & Long, 
estimate 2, ins. 2, Perry street. . . . 500 00 

Warrant 23217. Gaffney & Long, 
estimate 2, ins. 3, Perry street 500 00 

Warrant £3 17. Gaffney & Long, 
estimate 1, ins. 4, Perry street. . . . 1,500 00 

Warrant 23217. Gaffney & Long, 
estimate 1, ins. 5, Perry street 1,500 00 

Warrant 23299. M. J. LaBeunty & 

Co., estimate 3, ins. 2, system 1,300 00 

Warrant 23299. M. J. LaBounty & 
Co., estimate 2, ins. 4, system 1,400 00 



Warrant 23299. M. J. LaBounty & 
Co., estimate 3, ins. 3, system $1,400 00 

Warrant 23299. M. J. LaBounty & 
Co., estimate 2, ins. 5, system 1,400 00 

Warrant 23322. James Murphy, es- 
timate 1, ins. 1, final, Madison ave- 
nue 613 00 

Warrant 23322. James Murphy, es- 
timate 2, ins. 5, Madison avenue.. 100 00 

Warrant 22565. John O'Brien, esti- 
mate 2, and final, Kimbell avenue. 21 51 

Warrant 22566. John O'Brien, esti- 
mate 2, and final, 45th avenue 24 00 

Warrant 22774. John O'Brien, esti- 
mate 2, and final, Kimbell avenue. 30 60 

Warrant 23514. John O'Brien, esti- 
mate 1, and final except 10$, Cen- 
tral Park avenue 419 16 

Warrant 23517. John O'Brien, esti- 
mate 1, and final except 10$ , Lawn- 
dale avenue 263 04 

Warrant 23514. Permit fund, sewer 
department, 40 six-inch permits in 
Central Park avenue (net) 190 70 

Warrant 23517. Permit fund, sewer 
department, 33 six-inch permits in 
Lawndale avenue 144 12 

Warrant 23332. Thatcher & Burke, 
estimate 2, Wilcox avenue 1,700 00 

There being no further business at hand, 
the meeting was declared adjourned. 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO, 

November 16th, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Doherty, Eric- 
son and Sheahan ; also Assistant Corpora- 
tion Counsel, Edward J. Hill. 

Absent— Mr. McGann. 

Mr. Doherty in the chair. 

The petitions for water service pipes in 
Seuth 51st avenue, from Fulton street to 
Park avenue, and in West 12th place, from 
Homan avenue to St. Louis avenue, which 
were referred to the Water Assessor for re- 
port on the 12th inst., were returned with the 
information that the petitioners desire a water 
main and not service pipes. On motion the 
Engineer was instructed to prepare estimates 
for water supply pipes in the streets between 
the points named in the petitions. 

At the request of Aid. Walker the Engi- 
neer was instructed to prepare estimates for: 



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Sidewalk on north side of Maple street, from 
Clark street to LaSalle avenue. 

Sidewalk ©n east side of State street, from 
Kinzie street t© the viaduct. 

Taving (asphalt) Elm street, from State 
street to Wells street. 

The Engineer was instructed to prepare an 
estimate for paving with granite the alley be- 
tween Jefferson street, Clinton street, Ran- 
dolph street and Washington street at the 
request of Aid. Brennan. 

The following pay-roll and vouchers were 
presented, and on motion each was approved 
for payment, viz. : 

Pay-roll Sewer Department $2,402 00 

Warrant 21735. Sewerage fund, Park 

avenue 1,448 12 

Warrant 22429. Sewerage fund, 

Dearborn avenue 143 50 

Warrant 21905. Sewerage fund, 

Avers avenue 340 55 

There being no further business, the meet- 
ing was declared adjourned. 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 17, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and. 
Sheahan. 
Absent — Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

The following vouchers were approved for 
payment, viz. : 

Warrant 2244S. Brownell Improve- 
ment Company $ 253 20 

Warrant 22862. Peter Becker & Co. 26 64 
Warrant 22865. Peter Becker & Co. 9 28 

Warrant 21735. Bermudez Asphalt 

Paving Company 705 21 

Warrant 22373. M. J. Bohan & Co. 21 08 
Warrant 23382. M. J. Bohan & Co. 78 40 
Warrant 17956. Barber Asphalt 

Company 645 37 

Warrant 21525. Barber Asphalt 

Company 291 77 

Warrant 20516. Barber Asphalt 

Company 577 44 

Warrant 21600. Barber Asphalt 

Company 598 53 

Warrant 20612. Barber Asphalt 

Company 611 30 

Warrant 22797. M. C. Burke & Co. 176 64 



Warrant 22078. R. F. Conway Com- 



pany 

Warrant 21668. 

pany 

Warrant 21634. 



R. F. Conway Com- 
R. F. Conway Com- 



R. F. Conway Com- 



pany 

Warrant 21866. 

pany 

Warrant 21804. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany 

Warrant 21905. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany 

Warrant 21787. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany 

Warrant 21837. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany 

Warrant 21569. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany 

Warrant 21352. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany 

Warrant 20944. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany -. 

Warrant 21774. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany 

Warrant 20405. C. T. Critchfield, 

G. E. Rensman & Co 

Warrant 20588. James Conlan 

J. H. Esson 

J. H. Esson 

J. H. Esson 

Gaffney & Long. . . 
Gaffney & Long. .. 
Gaffney & Long. . . 

J. Garvey 

Garden City Pav- 



26 53 


40 33 


42 49 


,148 57 


101 18 


310 65 


773 45 


158 46 


50 57 


503 26 



51 47 



223 68 



Warrant 22436. 
Warrant 22406. 
Warrant 22451. 
Warrant 16539. 
Warrant 21348. 
Warrant 21432. 
Warrant 22928. 
Warrant 20939. 

ing & Post Company 

Warrant 19266. A. Jaicks 

Warrant 21041. M. J. LaBounty & 

Co, 

Warrant 23335. James Lyman &; Co. 
Warrant 23335. James Lyman & Co 
Warrant 23335. James Lyman & Co 
Warrant 23335. James Lyman & Co 
Warrant 22721. J. V. McAdam & 

Sou 

Warrant 17726. 
Warrant 21223. 
Warrant 21221. 
Warrant 21222. 
Warrant 22653 

& Co 

Warrant 22654 

&Co 

Warrant 21178. Haugle, 

& Co 

Warrant 21330. Henry Rath 
Warrant 19074. Henry Rath 



A. J.McHean&Co 
A. J. McHean & Co 
A. J. McHean & Co 
A. J. McHean & Co 
Haugle, Holcomb 



569 31 


39 45 


247 76 


175 97 


94 17 


17 02 


53 48 


140 37 


37 34 


77 26 


622 74 


87 60 


,200 00 


800 00 


800 00 


200 00 


168 77 


57 87 


170 35 


79 04 


79 01 



Haugle, Holcomb 



Holcomb 



18 27 

11 94 

81 97 

4 43 

43 05 



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Warrant 21684. Henry Rath $ 22 61 

Warrant 22294. Henry Rath 263 73 

Warrant 21734. Henry Rath 133 13 

Warrant 21768. Henry Rath , 325 51 

Warrant 20831. Sackley & Peterson 62 98 

Warraht 21545. Sackley & Peterson 170 98 

Warrant 21802. Sackley & Peterson 48 84 

Warrant 22936. Sackley & Peterson 209 24 

Warrant 22134. Sackley & Peterson 699 69 

Warrant 21664, Sackley & Peterson 341 79 

Warrant 19740. Sackley & Peterson 438 18 

Warrant 20832. Sackley & Peterson 70 68 

Warrant 20708. Sackley & Peterson 94 04 

Warrant 20946. Sackley & Peterson 149 85 
Warrant 22453. Smith, Moss & 

Brown 139 91 

Warrant 22430. Smith, Moss & 

Brown 39 29 

Warrant 22438. Smith, Moss & 

Brown 90 67 

Warrant 21773. J. B. Smith & Co. . 584 16 

Warrant 20784. J. B. Smith & Co. . 816 97 

Warrant 20698. J. B. Smith & Co. . 81 69 

Warraat 21185. J. B. Smith & Co. . 204 78 

Warrant 23372. J. J. Sullivan & Co 47 38 
Warrant 19053. Standard Paving 

Co 193 01 

Warrant 19775. Standard Paving 

Co 165 82 

Warrant 23336. Thatcher & Burke. 200 00 

Warrant 23336. Thatcher & Burke. 300 00 

Warrant 23336. Thatcher & Burke. 300 00 

Warrant 23336. Thatcher & Surke. 300 00 

Warrant 23336. * Thatcher & Burke. 304 01 

Warrant 22439. Talbot Paving Co. . 257 36 

Warrant 23400. W. H. Tinlin & Co 91 84 

Warrant 23395. W. H. Tinlin & Co 300 60 
Warrant 19327. Trinidad Asphalt 

Company 461 10 

Warrant 21803. Olaf Vider 82 91 

Warrant 22429. Olaf Vider 184 26 

Warrant 21429. R. F. Wilson & Co 278 43 

Warrant 16591. R. F. Wilson & Co 148 11 



Warrant 18143. Western Paving and 
Supply Company $ 630 87 

Warrant 19382. Western Paving and 
Supply Company 269 92 

Warrant 21190. Wilson & Thatcher 

Construction Company 165 55 

There being no other business, the meeting 

adjourned. 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO.. 

November 19th, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 
Absent — Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

The following vouchers were apppoved for 
payment, viz: 

Warrant 15992. James Conlan, paving, 
fifth and final $ 57 90' 

Warrant 23209. Ed. O'Donnell, sewer, 
final 962 55 

Warrant 23387. J. J. Sullivan, side- 
walk, final 27 00 

Warrant 23379. J. J. Sullivan, side- 
walk, final 60 48 

Warrant 23434. J. J. Sullivan, side- 
walk, final 288 66 

Warrant 23389. M. J. Bohan & Co., 
sidewalk, final 30 32 

Warrant 33385. M. J. Bohan & Co., 
sidewalk, final 13S 38 

Warrant 21784. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, paving, final 299 34 

There being no other business, the meeting 
was adjourned. 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 
Which was placed on file. 



November 21, J 



948 



The Commissioner of Public Works submitted the following communication- 

Department op Public Works, 
Chicago, Nov. 21, 1898. 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following streets: 



ON 


FROM 


TO 


SIZE 


Probable cost, 

including 

hydrants 

and basins. 


REMARKS. 


W. 12th pi 


110 ft. E. Of St. 

Louis av. 

St. Louis av 


190 ft. W. of 

Homan av 

1.10 ft. E 


6-in. 
6-in. 


$270 00 
99 00 




*W. 12th pi 


Pays 10c. 







* Recommended by City Engineer for connection. 
Respectfully, 



L. E. McGann, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



Aid. Jackson moved that the Commissioner 
of Public Works be authorized and ordered to 
have water mains laid in the streets men- 
tioned in the foregoing communication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown. Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cann@n, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mav©r, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays — Duddleston —1 . 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
(asphalt) West Huron street, from Milwau- 
kee avenue to North Centre avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Walsh, de- 
ferred for one week. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North Fortieth court, from 
West North avenue to Wabansia avenue. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kimbell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays — Duddleston — 1. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North Homan avenue, from 
Grand avenue to West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss. Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 



November 21, J 94.9 

Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conloii, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Al wart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrraan, Maltby, Upbam, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward) , Math— 65. 
Ways— Duddlest@n— 1. 



P-898 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in West 102nd street, from Long- 
wood avenue to Tremont street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett (34th ward), the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith approved 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite, Raymer,Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Al wart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry' 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 
Ways— Duddleston— 1. 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement ©f Sheldon street, 
from Randolph street to Carroll avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Colson, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little,May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite, Raymer,Smulski, 
Kunl, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry' 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake^ 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 



InCrney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward)., Math-65. 
Ways — Duddleston — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of Sheldon street, from Randolph street to 
Carroll avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of Shel- 
don street, from Randolph street to Carroll 
avenue," passed October 17th, 1898, be and 
the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for lamp posts on Madison avenue, 
from Lake avenue to 59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid, 
Nelson, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer,C©lson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 
Ways — Duddleston — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
an ordinance 
Repealing an ordinance for lamp posts on 
Madison avenue, from Lake avenue to 59th 



November 21,] 



950 



street, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for lamp posts on Madison 
■avenue, from Lake avenue to 59th street," 
passed September 14th, 1896, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Warrant No. 22623, confirmed May 19th, 
1897, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 22623, 
upon presentation of the original receipts 
for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance 6hall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a sewer in Washington avenue, 
from 63rd streot to a point 125 feet north of 
Jackson Park terrace. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Math, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy ,Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
WalKer, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays — Duddleston— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in Wash- 
ington avenue, from 63rd street to a point 



125 feet north of Jackson Park terrace, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a sewer in Washington 
avenue, from 63rd street to a point 125 feet 
feet north of Jackson Park Terrace," passed 
May 9th, 1898, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
June 30th, 1898, Warrant No. 23510, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That th« City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all money 
paid on account of said Warrant No. 23510 
upon the presentation of the original receipts 
for the same. " 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordiaanee repealing an ordi- 
dance for a sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Bryan avenue to Rogers avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hirsch, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole,|Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Cary, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math —65. 

Nays — Duddlesto n — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in Sheri- 



November 21, 



951 



dan road, from Bryan avenue to Rogers 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a sewer in Sheridan road, 
from Bryan avenue to Rogers avenue," 
passed September 14th, 1896, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, Docket No. 21669 of the County Court 
of said county, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 



Section 2. This ordinance shal 
force from and after its passage. 



be in 



A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a sewer in Kimbark avenue, from 
63d street to a point 260 feet south of 65th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett (34th ward), the ordinance was put 
upon its passage and passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neanrle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Bovd, Sproul 
Badensch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays — Duddleston— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in Kim- 
bark avenue, from 63d street to a point 260 
feet south of 65th street, in the City of 



[1898 
County of Cook and State of 



the City Council of the City 



Chicago 

Illinois. 
Be it ordained 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a sewer in Kimbark ave- 
nue, from 63d street to a point 260 feet south 
of 65th street," passed May 16th, 1898, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed September 16th, 
1898, Warrant No. 23524, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby directed to refund all 
money paid on account of said Warrant No. 
23524 upon presentation of the original re- 
ceipts for the same. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a sewer in the alley east of West- 
ern boulevard, between 35th street and 36th 
street,, and in 35th court, from Oakley ave- 
nue to the alley east of Western boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Brien, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick,Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole,Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer,Smulski, 
Walsh, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays — Duddleston — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

an ordinance 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in the al- 



November 21,^ 



952 



[1898 



ley east of Western boulevard, between 35th 
street and 36th street, and in 35th court, 
from Oakley avenue to the afley east of 
Western boulevard, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the Vity 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That ^he ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a sewer in the alley east 
of Western boulevard, between 35th street 
and 36th street, and in 35th court, from Oak- 
ley avenue to the alley east of Western boule- 
vard," passed July 16th, 1894, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, Docket No. 18427 of the County Conrt 
of said County be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



PETITIONS, 



COMMUNICATIONS 

NANCES. 



AND ORDI- 



Ald. Math presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
require Parnell avenue to be lighted between 
121st street and 124th street, as per petition 
attached. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett (34th ward) presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Wesley Brooks to string a 
private telephone wire from Towle's block, 
corner 63d and Madison avenue, to 456 
East 63d street; provided, however, that such 
wire shall be removed at any time upon the 
order of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Whicn was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett (34th ward) presented an 
ordinance repealing an ordinance for opening 
103d street, from Section 7, etc., to the east 
line of the Calumet River, etc., and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 



Ailing, Fitch, Bailenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilf uss, Tuite, Paymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn. Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mav©r, Wiora, Darey, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 
Nays — Duddleston. — 1. 



is the ordinance as passed: 
/ the City Council of the City 



The following 
Be it ordained I 

of Chicago: 

Sec. 1. That an ordinance providing for 
the opening of 103d street, from the east line^ 
of Section seven (7), Township 37 N., R. 15 
E. of the 3d P. M., to the east line of the 
Calumet River, be and the same is hereby 
repealed. 

Sec. 2. The Corporation Counsel is di- 
rected to dismiss the petition for said im- 
provement filed as case No. 144862 in the 
Superior Court. 

Aid. Bennett (34th ward) presented an or- 
der to permit C. McLennon to construct 
thirteen house drains, by private contract, 
by payment of one fee, which was, after de- 
bate, 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D 

Aid. Wiora presented the claims of* H. 
Claflin for rebate of special assessment, and 
premises No. 9476-78 for rebate of water tax. 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Sproul presented an order in relation 
to the use of concrete as paving foundation 
and moved its passage. 

Aid. Kimbell mOved its reference to the 
Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys West, 
North and South Divisions. ' 

Aid. Sproul moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

rms— Cougklin, Kenna, Cook. Gunther, 



November 21, J 



953 



ris9& 



Ballenberg, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, 
Bennett (8th ward), Cullerton, Colson, 
Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Brennan,Conlon, Haberkorn, Powers, Brown, 
Lyman, Hirsch, GrifBth, Cannon, Kimbeil, 
Butler, Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, 
Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, Mayor, Wiora, 
Bennett (34th ward) , Math— 44. 

Nays— Ailing, Fitch, Jackson.. Cloidt, Con- 
nor, Alwart, Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, 
Upham, Barry, Walker, Schlake, Bigane 
—14, 

Aid. Maltby moved to amend the order by 
striking out the words -'Chicago avenue" and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words "North 
avenue," s© as to change the northern bound- 
ary to North avenue. 

The amendment was adopted. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the order be made 
a special order for the next regular meeting 
at 8 o'clock P. M. 

Aid. Sproul moved to lay the motion on the 
table. 

The motion to table prevailed. 

Aid. Sproul moved the passage of the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ballenberg, Cloidt, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, 
Fick, Bennett (8th ward), Hurt, Cullerton. 
Biewer, Francis, Little, Maypole, Tuite^ 
Raymer, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Haber- 
korn, Powers, Brown, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, 
Griffith, Cannon, Kimbeil, Mclnerney, Reich- 
ardt, Sproul, Wiora, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 37. 

Xays— Ailing, Fitch, Jackson, Connor, 
Novak, Duddleston, Colson. Neagle, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Alwart, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Carey, 
Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor— 28. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Whereas, The act passed by the legis- 
lature creating the Board of Local Improve- 
ments was passed for the benefit of the 
people of the State, and contemplates that all 
local improvements should be constructed at 
a minimum cost to the tax-payers and with- 
out useless and extravagant expenditure of 
money collected for that purpose, and it is a 
matter of almost universal knowledge that 
the use of natural cement in place of other 



and more expensive cement in street improve- 
ments will effect great saving to the tax- 
payers, and at the same time will form a con- 
crete foundation that will withstand the 
hardest usage; therefore, 

Ordered, That in all ordinances hereafter 
passed by the City Council, or m all specifi- 
cations hereafter prepared by the Board of 
Local Improvements for street improvements 
in the district bounded on the north by 
the north side of North avenue, on the west 
by the west side of Halsted street, on the 
south by the south side of Twenty-second 
street and on the east by Lake Michigan, the 
kind of cement to be used in forming con- 
crete foundations shall be in accordance with 
the petition of a majority of the property 
owners on the street to be improved; that 
outside of the district above described the 
said ordinances and specifications prepared 
and presented by said Board of Local Im- 
provements, shall specify that natural cement 
shall be used for the matrix or binding mate- 
rial in forming concrete foundations. 

Aid. Reichardt presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to C. J. Atkinson to remove 
sidewalk from present location on Paulina 
street, which is at the building line, and re- 
place same six feet west therefrom, for a dis- 
tance extending from 55th street to the alley 
north thereof. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Reichardt presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to the F. H. Sameries Manu- 
facturing Company to connect with private 
switch track now in at S. W. cor. 52d street 
and Wallace street, and run north 20 feet, to 
the N. W. cor. 52d street and Wallace street. 
Switch now in is owned by Block Pollock 
Iron Works, said F. H. Sameries Manufact- 
uring Company having the permission of 
Block Pollock Iron Works to connect with 
same. Said switch to be removed at any 
time at the option of the Mayor or Com- 
missioner of Public Works. A compensation 
©f S25.00 per annum to be paid to the City of 
Chicago. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 



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Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer,Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward) , Math— 65. 
Nays — Duddleston— 1. 

Aid. Keichardt presented the claim of Jas. 
Murphy for damages caused by breaking of 
water main, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the claims ©f 
estate of Patrick: Farrell for payment of 
special assessment warrants, and the Re- 
liance Building and Loan Association for 
special assessment rebate, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCarthy presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
erect four gasoline lamps on West 28th street, 
fr@m 44th avenue to 46th avenue. 

Which was, ©n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. McCarthy presented the claim of 
Frank Wells & Co. for rebate @f money ex- 
pended for laying drains, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid, Kimbell presented the following order : 
Ordered, That the amending ordinance of 
the Northern Electric Railway, presented 
July 11th, page 549 Council Proceedings, be 
taken from the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys West, and placed on file. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hirsch presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have the Rogers Park Water Co. lay a water 
main of proper size in Murphy avenue, from 
Birchwood avenue to Indian boundary road, 
as per petition attached. 

Which was, ©n motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Hirsch presented an order repealing 
an ordinance for improving Wright wood ave- 
nue, from North Clark street to Lake View 
avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite,Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brenner, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Sehlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
lnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Spr©ui, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays— Duddleston— 1. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Ordered, That the ordinance passed the 12th 
day of September, 1898, for curbing, grading 
and paving Wrightwood avenue, from North 
Clark street to Lake View avenue, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, Docket No. 23263. 

Aid. Hirsch presented the claims ©f E. A. 
Sharp and B. C. Rogers for special assess- 
ment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Walker presented the claim of P. E. 
Stanley for rebate of water tax, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mangier presented the claim of Emil 
Herrmann for personal injuries, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Haberkorn presented the claim of Jos. 
A. Kavanaugh for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water mains in Eberly avenue, from Cul- 
lora to Belle Plaine, and in Central Park ave- 
nue, from Cullom to first alley north and 
east to connect. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

y"eas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 



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Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt 
Conn©r,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton 
Biewer,Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer,Smulski 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon 
HaberkOrn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Ways— Duddleston— 2. 

Aid. Powers presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue a permit to R. Mastrancivlo to 
erect a barber pole in front of 405 West 12th 
street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Powers presented an order to refund 
deposit receipts to John Kelly and the claim 
of John McNerney for personal injuries, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Conlon presented the claim of Max 
Friend for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Walsh presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered to report 
to this Ceuncil at his earliest convenience the 
name of the ward foreman of the 17th Ward 
the names of all employed under his super- 
vision, the number of teams and the names 
of the owners thereof for the months of May, 
June, July, August, September, October, 
November and December, 1897. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Walsh presented the following order: 

Whereas, The Gas Inspector and his office 
are largely under the control of the City 
Comptroller; and, 

Whereas, The Comptroller and the Gas 
Inspector, during the year last past, have 
paid no attention to an order of this Council 
for a report of the Gas Inspector or the 
Comptroller as to the gas office ; and, 

Whereas, The ordinances provide for re- 
ports from the Gas Inspector at stated times • 
and, 

Whereas, The city is paying to the Gas 



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Inspector and his aids thirty times as much 
as was paid under the Roach administration, 
and twenty-two and one-half times the cost 
of the said office under Mayor Cregier; and, 
Whereas, The Charter contains a pro- 
vision (and a wise one) which says that any 
Alderman, upon his request, shall have ac- 
cess to, and may examine the Comptroller's 
books; and, 

Whereas, The present City Comptroller 
has the utmost contempt for the Charter and 
the ordinances which in any way even hint 
that the people of Chicago are entitled to 
know how their money is being expended; 
therefore, be it 

Ordered, And the City Comptroller is 
hereby ordered to report to this Council 
within a month the names, the addresses and 
the salary paid to each and every employe in 
the gas office during each and every month 
of the present year, and also the amount 
which said office has drawn from the city 
funds during said time. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Smulski presented the claims of Caro- 
lina Schultz for damage to property, and 
Peter Schmidt, the Pulaski Mutual Fire In- 
surance Co. and John Polcyn for rebate of 
water taxes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Raymer presented a petition for a fire 
engine station in the Fifteenth Ward, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Tuite presented an order to rebate 
water tax on premises No. 1058 Elston ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Maypole presented the following 
®rder: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to re- 
scind stay order for water main in Ohio 
street, from Albany avenue to Central Park 
avenue, Warrant No. 21328, July 12, 1897, 
and are hereby directed to have work pro- 
ceed. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Colson presented an order to rebate 
water tax on premises No. 220 Van Buren 
street, and the Chicago Theological Seminary, 
W. F. Hollister, Treas. ; Thos. H. Brown, 



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Kate Staples, J. Schneider, estate of L. C. 
Ward by Wm. L. Moss, A. H. Loeb, and A. 
C. Miller for special assessment rebates, which 
were 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Biewer presented the following reso- 
lution : 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby instructed to 
cause the Chicago General Electric Street 
Railway Company to forthwith repair that 
portion of Twenty-second street occupied by 
the tracks of said road, in accordance with 
the terms of its franchise ; and, be it 

Resolved, In case the said Electric Street 
Railway Company refuses to comply with 
this order the Commissioner of Public Works 
is hereby directed to make such repairs and 
charge the same to the Chicago General Elec- 
tric Street Railway Company in accordance 
with the provisions of its ordinance 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following res- 
olution : 

Whereas, The recent controversy in the 
courts arising from the attempt of the Chi- 
cago General Electric Street Railway Com- 
pany to lay tracks in Plymouth place and 
streets adjacent to State and Dearborn streets 
south of Polk street, has developed the fact 
that said streets are occupied in part by 
steam railroads, without any authority from 
the city ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Committee on Railroads 
be and is hereby instructed to investigate the 
situation and report to this Council as to the 
rights, if any, of the respective steam rail- 
ways to the occupancy of said streets and 
what, if any, steam railways are occupying 
any portion of said streets or public property 
without authority. 
Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
resolution: 

Whereas, The financial resources of the 
City of Chicago are depleted and in a confused 
condition, and interest-bearing judgments 
have accumulated against the city to a large 
amount, with no adequate increase of funds 
from taxation to meet the same; and, 

Whereas, The city is forced to many 
unusual expedients for raising funds and to 



check the increase of unnecessary indebted- 
ness and other losses and the administration, 
as a measure of reform and to prevent further 
losses on contracts, favors the creation of a 
Bureau of Underground Construction, with 
the view also of securing more efficient super- 
vision of all underground work done for the 
city ; and, 

Whereas, The modern tendency of govern- 
ment, as applied by civic and other reform 
organizations, is in the direction of concen- 
tration, by the creation of a multiplicity of 
Commissions and Boards, thereby relieving 
the people of care and responsibility in the 
direction and management of public affairs ; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, By the City Council of the City 
of Chicago, that the municipal government, 
as now established and maintained, be and is 
hereby declared abolished in all its depart- 
ments *as a useless and unnecessary adjunct 
of local self-government, and that beginning 
on and continuing after January 1st, 1899, 
the various departments of the city be and 
are hereby declared turned over, merged with 
as an integral part of the existing semi-public 
Commissions, Boards and Organizations as 
follows : 

1. The Mayor's office to the Chicago 
Newspaper Publishers' Association. 

2. The Comptroller's office to the National 
Business League. 

3. The City Law Department to the 
Municipal Voters' League. 

4. The City Attorney's office to the Bu- 
reau of Justice. 

5. The City Treasurer's office to the 
Banker's Association. 

6. The Civil Service Commission to the 
Civil Service Reform League. 

7. The Department of Public Works to 
the Citizens' Association. 

8. The Water Department to the Social 
Purity League. 

9. The City Gas Department to the Civic 
Federation. 

10. The Oil Inspector's office to the Bu- 
reau of Associated Charities. 

11. The City Collectors office to the 
Women's Christian Temperance Union. 

12. The Department of Streets to the 
Illinois Manufacturers' Association. 

13. The Board of Local Improvements to 
the Real Estate Board. 



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14. The Fire Department to the Chicago 
Underwriter's Association. 

15. The Police Department to the Anti- 
Vice Association. 

16. The Building Department to the Relief 
and Aid Society. 

17. The City Engineer's office to the 
Chicago Federation of Labor. 

] 8. The Health Department to the Chicago 
Turngemainde. 

19. The Milk Inspector's Department to 
the Children's Home and Aid Society. 

20. City parks, boulevards and public 
grounds to the Chicago Commercial Associa- 
tion. 

21. The Department of Street and Alley 
Cleaning to the Visitation and Aid Society. 

22. All other city departments and 
bureaus to the Citizen's League. 

The said change and transfer to take place 
without compensation to the city, but provid- 
ing that the aid and co-operation of said as- 
sociations, leagues, bureaus and organiza- 
tions shall be gratis, and that they shall file 
good and sufficient bonds with the officers of 
the present superfluous administration for 
the faithful and satisfactory performance of 
all public duties relating to and devolving 
upon them by reason of this transfer and 
merging of public interests. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
resolution : 

Whereas, In view of charges publicly 
made and admitted as true by the city 
authorities that frauds aggregating a vast 
waste and loss of public funds have been 
perpetrated by contractors for tne new water 
tunnels and intercepting sewers, it being 
charged and admitted that large overpay- 
ments have been illegally made to said con- 
tractors and it being charged and not success- 
fully controverted that extensive frauds have 
been perpetrated in the brick work and 
catch basins of the intercepting sewers to the 
great loss of the water fund; and, 

Whereas, It is charged that extensive 
frauds have been perpetrated in street pave- 
ments and repairs, by favored contractors 
under the present city administration, and 
inasmuch as the figures submitted to this 
Council covering expenditures made for the 



latter class of work are not itemized or com- 
plete and do not coincide with the facts, but 
are evasive and altogether unsatisfactory; 
and, 

Whereas, Said work as well as all work 
on water tunnels and intercepting sewers is 
done under direct charge and control of en- 
gineers and inspectors employed by the city; 
therefore be it 

Resolvzd, That the Commissi@ner of Public 
Works is hereby directed to send to this 
Council forthwith the number and names of 
engineers and inspectors employed on any 
and all water tunnels, intercepting sewers 
and street paving and repair work, together 
with a statement ©f how and by whom they 
were severally or collectively recommended 
and appointed; and be it 

Resolved, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Comptroller be and are hereby 
directed to lay before this Council at its next 
meeting all vouchers for the sums expended 
for street repaving and repair work done by 
any contractor before October 1st, 1898, to- 
gether with a statement of the amounts 
claimed by said contractors to be still due 
them, to the end that the city administration 
and this Council may be relieved, if possible, 
from the charges of being in league with 
favored and protected contractors and ac- 
cessory to frauds practiced by them, if any 
shall.be found. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the claim of Leo 
Raditsky for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Novak presented the claim of Jas. 
Weaver for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fick presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Origiual Schiller Club 
be allowed to string banner at 18ih and Hal- 
ste i streets for a period of 25 days. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Martin presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directod to immediately 
notify all steam railroad companies using or 
occupying tracks or other structures without 
authority from the City of Chicago in, upon 



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or along the following public streets, viz. : 
Fourteenth, street, between Clark street and 
Plymouth place ; Dearborn street and Cus- 
tom House place, between Twelfth and Fif- 
teenth streets, to remove said tracks or struc- 
tures within five days from this date, and 
that on default by any of said companies 
to remove such tracks or structures within 
said time, that thereupon said Commissioner 
of Pubiic Works shall, and he is hereby di- 
rected to remove such tracks ©r other struc- 
tures so constructed without authority, with- 
in ten days from this date. 

Aid. Jackson moved its reference to the 
Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Martin moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the order. 

The motion was lest by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Ballenberg, Cloidt, Connor, O'Brien, 
Martin, Fick, Bennett (8th ward), Hurt, 
Cullerton, Biewer, Francis, Ziehn, Tuite, 
Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Haberkorn, Brown, Lyman, 
Barry, Cannon, Kimbell, Butler, Bigan^ 
Reichardt, Nelson, Math— 30. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Jackson, Murphy, Maypole, 
Beilfuss, Walsh, Powers, Alwart, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Walker, Hirsch, 
Griffith, Schlake, McCarthy, Mclnerney, 
Carey, Sproul, Badenoch, Mavor, Wiora, 
Bennett (34th ward)— 29. 

Thereupon, the order was referred to the 
Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Martin [presented the claim of Mrs. 
T. Hogan for rebate of water tax, which was 
Referred to the Committee. on Finance. 

Aid. Connor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Streets 
and Alleys be and he is hereby directed to 
have the alley between Wallace street and 
Parnell avenue, from 29th street south, 
cleaned in accordance 'with the petition here- 
to attached. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ballenberg presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 
Section 1. That in consideration of the 



acceptance hereof, and the undertaking by 
the Chicago City Railway Comyany to com- 
ply with the provisions of this ordinance, 
permission and authority are hereby granted 
to the Chicago City Railway Company to 
operate its cars through and by means of the 
electric overhead trolley, over, upon and 
along any street or streets north of Twenty- 
second street having street car tracks there- 
on owned and operated by said Chicago City 
Railway Company, and upon which said com- 
pany has a right to run and operate its cars. 
Said company may place and maintain upon 
the streets hereinbefore referred to all neces- 
sary poles, wires and other forms of over- 
head construction. No tracks of any other 
company shall be used by said Chicago City 
Railway Company without the consent of 
such other company. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein and hereby given shall extend until 
the expiration of the several ordinances here- 
inbefore granted to said company for tracks 
upon said streets herein referred to. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and acceptance, provided it shall be accepted 
within thirty days after the passage of the 
same. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the claim of Daniel Hardin 
for balance due on contract, which was 
placed on file November 14, 1898, be taken 
from the file and re-referred to the Committee 
on Finance. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Fitch presented the claim of the West- 
ern Paving and Supply Company for payment 
of certificates, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Gunther presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Nic. Bauer to erect on side- 



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walk space next to building at 2100 State 
street (corner of 21st street), a lunch, coun- 
ter, subject to revocatiou by the Mayor or 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of John 
C. Sterchie for special assessment rebate and 
E. C. Hardt for payment of badge bill, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order to per- 
mit Fred Griesheimer to erect storm door, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit t@ John C. Uhrlaub for sign at 
Nos. 182-184 Wabash avenue, across the side- 
walk, for thirty days. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to American Baptist Publishing 
Society to erect sign at No. 177 Wabash av- 
enue, across sidewalk, for thirty days. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kenna presented the claims of Chas. 
Wathier for rebate of water tax and Dan 
J. Hartnett for personal injuries, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred an order to transfer $4,000 from the 
Harbor Miscellaneous Fund account to the 
account of Harbor Salaries, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 9th November, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 



referred a request of the Commissioner of 
Public Works to transfer the sum of $4,000 
from the Harbor Miscellaneous Fund ac- 
count to the account of Harbor Salaries, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to trans- 
fer from the Harbor Miscellaneous Fund 
$4,000.00, and place the same to the credit of 
the Harbor Salaries account, and this will be 
his authority for so doing. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for the payment of water certificates 
to R. R. Conklin and S. M. Javis, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 



Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 29th October, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred an order to issue a voucher in favor 
of R. R. Conklin and S. M. Javis for the pay- 
ment of water certificates held by them, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of 
the order as submitted. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a voucher to R. R. Conklin and S. M. 
Javis for $2,090.51 upon said R. R. Conklin 
and S. M. Javis cancelling and surrendering 
to the city certain receipts they now hold for 
that amount on account of sundry deposits 
made with the city, and the Comptroller is 
hereby authorized to pay the same. 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of Nicholas Kutten and wife, the 
heirs of the estate of Kate Gorry and Cather- 
ine Tennie for payment of money to release 



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certain trust deeds on account of damage to 
property, submitted a report recommending 
the adoption of the accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 19th November, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claims of Nicholas Kutten and 
wife, the heirs and representatives of the es- 
tate of Kate Gorry and also of Catherine 
Tennie, for payment of money to release cer- 
tain trust deeds on account of damage to 
property, having had the same under advise- 
ment beg leave to report and recommend the 
resolution as submitted be adopted. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 

Be it Resolved, That there shall be paid in 
full satisfaction and discharge of all damage 
to and depreciation in the value of the prem- 
ises hereinafter described, that may be caused 
by or result from the depression of State 
street or Sixty-third street in front of said 
premises, respectively, in the elevation of the 
tracks of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 
Railway Company, at the point of intersection 
of said State and Sixty-third streets, in the 
construction of sub-ways under said tracks of 
said Railway Company as the same shall be 
elevated, to the several owners of said prem- 
ises, the sums following, to-wit: 

To Mrs. Catherine Tennie, the owner of the 
premises described as follows:. Bounded by 
a line commencing at a point on the south 
line of lot forty-six (46), in Nash, Rankin & 
Gray's Subdivision of the south twenty-seven 
(27) acres of the south-west quarter (%) of 
the south-west quarter {%) of Section fifteen 
(15), Township thirty-eight (38) north, Range 
fourteen (14) east of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, which point is forty-five (45) feet west 
of the south-east corner of said Lot forty-six 
(46) ; said line running thence north seventeen 
(17) feet; thence west to State street; thence 
south fifty (50) feet ; thence east to a point 
south of said place of beginning; thence north 
to the place of beginning, the sum of $1,650.00. 

To Nicholas Kutten and Elizabeth Kutten, 



the owners of the following described prem- 
ises, to-wit: The north nineteen (19) feet of 
Lot forty-six (46), and the south thirty-one 
(31) feet of Lot forty-seven (47) , (together 
with the house standing on same, except the 
east fifty (50) feet), both of said pieces being 
in Nash, Rankin & Gray's said Subdivision, 
the sum of $225.00. 

To the heirs and personal representatives of 
Mrs. Kate Gorry, deceased, who at the time 
of her death was the owner of the following 
described premises, to-wit: The north thirty 
(30) feet of the south forty-seven (47) feet of 
Lot forty-six (46), (except the east fifty (50) 
feet thereof), in said Nash, Rankin & Gray's 
Subdivision, the sum of $625.00. 

And the Comptroller of the City of Chicago 
is hereby directed, upon the delivery to him of 
releases from the owners of said several 
premises, fully releasing and discharging all 
claims or rights or causes of action that they 
may have because of any damage to or depre- 
ciation in the value of their said several 
pieces of property, resulting from said work, 
to pay to tne said several parties the said 
several sums. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Maria Greishaber, on account 
of property taken for opening 60th street, 
submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 19th November, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Maria Greishaber, on 
account of condemnation proceedings against 
property owned by her, taken for the open- 
ing of 60th street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that said preamble and order be 
placed on file, and the following order, as 
amended, be passed in lieu thereof: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to advance 
out of the Special Assessment Fund the sum 
of $7,088.71 to Otto C. Butz, trustee, for the 
purpose of releasing two certain trust deeds, 



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one dated May 13th, 1892, to secure the pay- 
ment of 14,000, and one dated May 19th, 1896, 
to secure the payment of $2,100, on the prop- 
erty of Maria Grieshaber, known as Lots 1, 
2, 3, 6 and 7, Block 1, Flagg's Subdivision of 
south tw© acres of that part of Lot 9 east of 
railroad, in Subdivision of Section 16, Town 
38, Range 14 East, and to take an assignment 
of all evidences of indebtedness for the pay- 
ment of which said two trust deeds were 
given to secure; and said Comptr®ller is 
hereby directed to hold said trust deeds and 
evidences of indebtedness as security for the 
repayment of the sum advanced out of the 
amount of the condemnation award due to 
Maria Grieshaber when the same is collected 
and ready for payment; provided, it meets 
with the approval of the Mayor and Comp- 
troller. 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of J. B. Bates & Co. for repairs 
made to the steamer "W. A. Haskell," dam- 
aged at Jackson street bridge, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 19th November, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of J. B. Bates & Co. for 
repairs made to the steamer "W. A. Haskell," 
damaged at Jackson street bridge, having had 
the same under advisement beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
City of Chicago in favor of J. B. Bates & 
Co. for the sum of $1,286.09, the same t© be 
in full settlement of their claim against the city 
•on account of said repairs. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
sundry claims for special assessment rebates, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 19th November, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claims of sundry persons for re- 
bates due on special assessments, having had 
the same under advisement beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue to each of the following named 
persons, vouchers in the amount set opposite 
their names, the same to be in full settlement 
of their claims for rebates due on special as- 
sessments, and the Comptroller is directed t© 
pay the same : 

Lizzie M. Fream $ 8 68 

George Messerschmidt 22 08 

J. Hessler 58 61 

B. P. Monetin 65 39 

S. M. Millard ... 15 74 

H. Potwin 8 54 

Jos. Dinet 123 39 

G. W. Cobb 99 84 

W. W. Nutting 8 93 

F. A. Thomas 22 00 

Grant, Swift & Co. , Agents 57 02 

Thos. L. Humphryville 6 84 

Christian Landegraebs 46 39 

Wells S. Dickenson 48 98 

Sister Walberger 18 63 

H. Potwin 16 40 

H. Potwin 3 75 

Cutler & White 49 54 

W. W. Nutting 5 20 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of the executors of the estate of 
Nathan Beadle for rebate of special assess- 



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ment, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 19th November, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of the executors of the 
estate of Nathan Beadle for payment of a 
special assessment rebate, having had the 
same under advisement beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order ; 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
city in favor of the executors of the estate of 
Nathan Beadle, in the sum of 1451.89, the 
same being in accordance with his recom- 
mendation. 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of R. S. and Geo. Scott for rebate 
of water tax, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 19th November, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of R. S. and George Scott 
for rebate of water tax, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to R. S. and George Scott a 
voucher in the sum of $27.25; the same to be 
in full settlement of their claim for rebate of 



water tax; this action being in accordance 
with his recommendation. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Jas. B. Muir for decrease of 
water tax, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 19th November, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of James B. Muir for re- 
bate of water tax, having had the same under 
advisement beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water tax of James 
B. Muir $10.50, in accordance with his 
recommendation. 

John Powers, 

Chair ma: ;. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Michael Donohue for damage to 
property, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 19th November, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Michael Donohue for 
damages to property resulting from the con- 
struction of the Halsted street viaduct, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Corp®ration Counsel be 



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and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
city in favor of Michael Donohue in the sum 
of $1,250.00, the same to be in full settlement 
of his claim against the city for damages re- 
sulting from the construction of the Halsted 
street viaduct ; this action being in accord- 
ance with the recommendation of the Corpo- 
ration Counsel. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Chas. A. Story for rebate of 
water tax, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
to turn over control of Belden avenue, from 
North Clark street to North Park avenue, to 
the Board of Lincoln Park Commissioners, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying substitute ordinance in- 
cluding a triangular piece of land between 
Belden avenue, Sedgwick street, North Clark 
street and that part of Sedgwick street north 
of Clark street. 

Aid. Lyman moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 21st, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Alderman of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee ©n Streets and Alleys, 
N. D., to whom was referred an ordinance to 
turn over control of Belden avenue to the 
Lincoln Park Commissioners, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the accom- 
panying substitute ordinance. 

Wm. H. Lyman, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Board of Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners to take, regulate, control and 



improve that part of Belden avenue lying 
east of the intersection of North Clark 
street to the west line of North Park ave- 
nue, and that triangular piece of land 
bounded by Belden avenue, Sedgwick and 
North Clark streets, and that part of Sedg- 
wick street north of Clark street, in the ■City 
of Chicago, and to add such portions of said 
streets and said triangular piece of land to 
Lincoln Park. Amendatory to an ordi- 
nrnce of the City Council, approved Au- 
gust 13th, 1885. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That, whereas, the General As- 
sembly has passed an act, which was duly 
approved June 26th, A. D. 1885, entitled "An 
act to amend Sections 1 and 2 of an act en- 
titled an act to enable Park Commissioners 
and corporate authorities to take, regulate, 
control and improve public streets leading to 
public parks, to pay for the improvement 
thereof, and in that behalf to make and col- 
lect a special assessment or special tax on 
contiguous property." Approved April 9th, 
A. D. 1879. 

And whereas, the Board of Lincoln Park 
Commissioners are about selecting and tak- 
ing for the uses and purposes in said act 
mentioned, that part of Belden avenue 
lying east of the intersection of North Clark 
street to the west line of North Park avenue, 
and that triangular piece of land bound by 
Belden avenue, Sedgwick and North Clark 
streets, and that part of Sedgwick north of 
Clark street, in the City of Chicago, and the 
consent in writing of a majority of the 
owners of the frontage of the lots and lands 
abutting on said Belden . avenue and said 
triangular piece of land and said Sedgwick 
street, so far as taken ©r proposed to be 
taken by said Board, has been obtained. 

Now, therefore, consent is hereby given 
and granted to the said Board of Lincoln 
Park Commissioners to take, regulate, con- 
trol and improve the before described part of 



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964 



Belden avenue, lying east of the intersection 
of North Clark street and the west line of 
North Park avenue, and that triangular piece 
pf land bound by Belden avenue, Sedgwick 
and North Clark streets and that part of 
Sedgwick street north of Clark street, in the 
City of Chicago, in manner and form pror 
vided in said Act of the General Assembly, 
for the purpose of adding to said Lincoln 
Park said part of Belden avenue and said tri- 
angular piece of land and said part of Sedg- 
wick street upon the terms and conditions 
and subject to the requirements in said peti- 
tion mentioned. 

Provided, however, that nothing in this 
ordinance contained shall be construed as a 
waiver or relinquishment on the part ©f said 
■city of any of its right or power in relation to 
the laying of water pipes and the building 
and repairing of sewers in said Belden ave- 
nue and in the said Sedgwick street, and the 
regulating of openings for the same. But if 
said laying, building, opening or repairing 
shall in any way injure or affect the surface 
of said avenue and of said street, the city 
shall immediately repair or replace the same 
in as good condition as when so injured, 
affected or opened. 

All powers which the city now has in rela- 
tion to water and gas pipes and sewers and 
other connections and the regulation of the 
same and the openings of the same in the 
streets and alleys of said city are hereby ex- 
pressly reserved as to the said part of Belden 
avenue, and to the said part of Sedgwick 
street in as ample a manner as if the afore- 
said consent was not sriven. 

Section 2. Unless the said Board of Lin- 
coln Park Commissioners shall within six 
months from the approval hereof select, take 
and add the said part of Belden avenue to 
Lincoln Park for the purpose aforesaid and 
upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, this 
ordinance shall cease to be of any force or 
effect, and the consent hereby given shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 



Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee,to whom was referred 
an ordinance to turn over Webster avenue, 
from North Clark street to North Park av- 
enue, to the Board of Lincoln Park Commis- 
sioners (amending ordinance of August 
13,1885), submitted a report recommending 
that the same be passed. 

Aid. Lyman moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 21st, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 

Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Cemmittee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D., to whom was referred ordinance, 
Webster avenue, to turn over control of to 
Lincoln Park Commissioners, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ordinance. 

Wm. H. Lyman, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Board of Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners to take, regulate, control and 
improve that part of Webster avenue lying 
east of the intersection of North Clark 
street to the west line of North Park ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, and to add 
such portions of said streets to Lincoln 
Park. Amendatory to an ordinance of the 
City Council, approved August 13th, 1885. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That, whereas, the General 
Assembly has passed an act which was duly 
approved June 26, A. D., 1885, entitled "An 
act to amend sections one and two of an act 
entitled, an act to enable park commissioners 
and corporate authorities to take, regulate, 
control and improve public streets leading to 
public parks, to pay for the improvements 
thereof, and in that behalf to make and col- 
lect a special assessment or special tax on 



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contiguous property."' Approved April 9, 
A. D., 1879. And, 

Whereas, The Board of Lincoln Park 
Commissioners are about selecting and taking 
for the uses and purposes in said act men- 
tioned, that part of Webster avenue lying 
east of the intersection of North Clark street 
to the west line of North Park avenue, in the 
City of Chicago, and the consent in writing 
of a majority of the owners of the frontage 
of the lots and lands abutting on said Webster 
avenue, so far as taken or proposed to be 
taken by said Board, has been obtained ; now, 

Therefore, Consent is hereby given and 
granted to the said Board of Lincoln Park 
Commissioners to take, regulate, control and 
improve the before described part of Webster 
avenue lying east of the intersection of North 
Clark street to the west line of North Park 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, in manner 
and form provided in said act of the General 
Assembly, for the purpose of adding to said 
Lincoln Park said part of Webster avenue, 
upon the terms and conditions and subject to 
the requirements in said petition mentioned. 

Provided, however, that nothing in this or- 
dinance contained shall be construed as a 
waiver or relinquishment on the part of the 
said city of any of its right or power in re- 
lation to the laying of water pipes and the 
building and repairing of sewers in the said 
Webster avenue, and the regulating of open- 
ings for the same. But if said laying, 
building, opening or repairing, shall in any 
way injure or affect the surface of said ave- 
nue, the city shall immediately repair or re- 
place the same in as good condition as when 
so injured, affected or opened. 

All powers which the city now has in re- 
lation to water and gas pipes, and sewers and 
their connections, and the regulation of the 
same, and the openings of the same in the 
streets and alleys of said city are hereby ex- 
pressly reserved as to the said part of Webster 
avenue, in as ample a manner as if the afore- 
said consent was not given. 



Section 2. Unless the said Board of 
Lincoln Park Commissioners shall, within 
six months after the approval hereof, select, 
take and add the said part of Webster avenue 
to Lincoln Park for the purpose aforesaid, 
and upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, 
this ordinance^shall cease to be of any force ©r 
effect, and the consent hereby given shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



The same Committee, t© whom was referred 
an ordinance turning over control of Garfield 
avenue, from North Clark street to North 
Park avenue, to the Board of Lincoln Park 
Commissioners (amending ordinance of 
August 13, 1885) , submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Lyman moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 21st, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
N. D., to whom was referred ordinance, 
Garfield Avenue, to turn over control of t© 
Lincoln Park Commissioners, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the ordinance be passed. 

Wm. H. Lyman, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Board of Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners to take, regulate, control and 
improve that part of Garfield avenue lying 
east of the intersection of North Clark 
street to the west line of North Park ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, and to add 
such portions of said streets to Lincoln 
Park. Amendatory to an ordinance of the 
City Council, approved August 13th, 1885. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That, whereas, the General As- 



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[1898 



sembly has passed an act which was duly ap- 
proved July 26, A. D. 1885, entitled "An act 
to amend Sections one and two of an act en- 
titled ' An act to enable Park Commissioners 
and corporate authorities to take, regulate, 
control and improve public streets leading to 
public parks, to pay for the improvements 
thereof, and in that behalf to make and col- 
lect a special assessment or special tax on 
contiguous property." Approved April 9, 
A. D. 1879. 

And, whereas, the Board @f Lincoln Park 
Commissioners are about selecting and taking 
for the uses and purposes in said act men- 
tioned, that part of Garfield avenue lying 
east of the intersection of North Clark street 
to the west line of North Park avenue, in the 
City of Chicago, and the consent in writing 
of a majority of the owners of the frontage 
of the lots and lands abutting on said Gar- 
field avenue, se far as taken or proposed to 
be taken by said Board has been obtained; 

Now, therefore, consent is hereby given 
and granted to the said Board of Lincoln 
Park Commissioners to take, regulate, con- 
trol and improve the before described part of 
Garfield avenue lying east of the intersection 
of North Clark street to the west line of 
North Park avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
in manner and form provided in said act of 
the General Assembly, for the purpose of ad- 
ding to said Lincoln Park said part of Gar- 
field avenue, upon the terms and conditions 
and subject to the requirements in said pe- 
tition mentioned. 

Provided, however, that nothing in this 
ordinance contained shall be construed as a 
waiver of relinquishment on the part of the 
said city of any of its right or power in rela- 
tion to the laying of water pipes and the 
building and repairing of sewers in the said 
Garfield avenue and the regulating of open- 
ings for the same. But if said laying, build- 
ing, opening or repairing shall in any way 
injure or affect the surface of said avenue, 
the city shall immediately repair or replace 



the same in as good condition as when so in- 
jured, affected or opened. 

All powers which the city now has in rela- 
tion to water and gas pipes, and sewers and 
their connections, and the regulation of the 
same, and the openings of the same in the 
streets and alleys of said city are hereby ex- 
pressly reserved as to the said part of Garfield 
avenue, in as ample a manner as if the afore- 
said consent was not given. 

Section 2. Unless the said Board of Lin- 
coln Park Commissioners shall within six 
months from the approval hereof select, take 
and add the said part of Garfield avenue to 
Lincoln Park for the purpose aforesaid, and 
upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, this 
ordinance shall cease to be of any force or 
effect, and the consent hereby given shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of John V. McAdam for 
the use of E. E. Ayer, assignee, for the pay- 
ment of the balance due on Special Assess- 
ment Warrants No. 18146 and 17449, deferred 
and published October 17, 1898, page 788. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cioidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson. Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole. Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays — Duddleston — 1. 



November 21.] 



967 



The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the city 
in favor of J. V. McAdam for the use of E. 
E. Ayer, assignee of said claim, for the sum 
of $8,677.64 upon the surrender by said Ayer 
of certain warrants heretofore issued to J. V. 
McAdam on account of Special Assessment 
Warrants, Nos. 18146 and 17449, and this will 
be his authority for so doing. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on order authorizing sale of certain 
real estate, deferred and published November 
14, 1898, page 908. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mav«r, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward) , Math— 65. 
Nays — Duddleston — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, Heretofore by ordinance passed 
February 14th, 1898, pages 1683, 1684, Coun- 
cil Proceedings 1897-1898, the following de- 
scribed property, to-wit: Lots 7, 8, 9 and 10, 
Block 9, J. R. Mann's Subdivision, Section 
21, Township 37, Range 14 East, located on 
the southeast corner of 118th street and 
Wentworth avenue, for the reasons in said 
ordinance stated was ordered to be sold as 
therein prescribed ; and, 

Whereas, Due notice of said sale has been 
given, and G. Davoust, of 322 South Clark 
street, Chicago, is the highest and best bidder 
for cash therefor at the sum of twelve hun- 
dred (II ,200) dollars; 

Now, therefore, It is ordered that the said 
bid be and hereby is accepted, and that upon I 



the purchase price being duly paid or secured 
the Mayor and City Comptroller are hereby 
authorized and directed, by a proper deed 
of conveyance stating therein the price there- 
for with the seal of the corporation, to con- 
vey said real estate to the said purchaser 
pursuant to the statute in such case made 
and provided. 

(See Section 3 of the Act of March 22nd, 
1889, Starr & Curtis' Stat., 2nd Ed., Para- 
graph 276, page 816) . 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for water rebates, 
deferred and published November 14, 1898, 
page 908. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss.Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, ' McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward) , Math— 65. 

Nays — Duddleston — 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to each of the following 
named persons vouchers in the amounts set 
opposite their names, the same to be in full 
settlement of their claims for rebates due on 
water tax: 

Alfred L. Ward $60 00 

M. E. Higmire 12 44 

William Douglass 23 62 

F. Schiffman 13 87 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on sundry claims for decrease of water 
rates, deferred and published Nov. 14, 1898, 
page 909. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 



November 21, J 



968 



The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows ; 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Pick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite, Baymer,Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Uoham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelsen, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays — Duddleston — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to each of the following 
named persons, vouchers in the amounts set 
opposite their names, the same to be in full 
settlement of their claims for decrease of 
water rates : John Cooke & Edward Dwyer, 
$14.00; B. J. Gorham, $22.50; Townsend 
Smith, $163.50. ' 

The^ Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report @f the Committee ©n 
Finance on sundry claims for special assess- 
ment rebates, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 14, 1898, page 909. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite, Raymer,Smulski, 
Kunl, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays — Duddleston — 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That tne Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



issue to each of the following named persons 
vouchers in the amounts set apposite their 
names, the same to be in full settlement of 
their claims for rebates due on special as- 
sessments: 

F. M. Blanchard $ 32 00 

Magdalena Breidenstein 79 30 

M. M. Duffy 13 90 

George Powley 65 25 

Michael Ktrby 6 16 

John Tillotson 4 81 

V. Havorka 12 28 

Julie Hatcher 18 12 

Church owner, lots 93 and 94, block 12, 7 43 

Kate Eisner 113 60 

W. J. Herrick 83 00 

T. H. Blair 7 90 

Irene Johnson 85 01 

James Brada 63 64 

P. Hansen 33 48 

P. F. Deahl 13 10 

Hannah C. Bernard 4 30- 

Henry Stuenkel 28 24 

Rosenthal & Greisheimer 62 50= 

Mark Mueller 2 94 

R. Goss 16 54 

Thos. Ralley ] 35 

Henry Coombs 13 70 

John Gibbons 104 08 

Samuel Argyle 21 75 

A. Loeb & Bro 76 79 

Harrison Kelly 198 68 

J. W. Bannon 48 40 

E. A. Cumraings & Co 17 63 

Fred Smith 4 28 

P. Thebold 3 00 

E. W. Sproul 6 60 

And the Comptroller is hereby directed to 
pay the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance, on claims of Hunter Bros., John 
J. Wolfe and R. DeBartolo, deferred and 
published November 14, 1898, page 910. 

Aid. Powers moved t© concur in jthe report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Conner, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer,Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite, Raymer, Smulski,. 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon,. 



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Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch. Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 
Nays — Duddleston — 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to refund to 
the following named persons the amounts set 
opposite their names, the same to be in full set- 
tlement of their claim for rebates due theui 
on licenses: Hunter Bros., rebate on ped- 
dler's license, 16.25; John J. Wolfe, rebate 
on saloon license, $21.86; R. DeBartolo, re- 
bate on saloon license, $83.34, in accordance 
with the recommendation of the City Col- 
lector, and this will be his authority for so 
doing. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee ©n 
Finance on the claim of Mrs. Johanna 
Loughlin for payment of voucher in favor of 
OlafVider, deferred and published November 
14, 1898, page 910. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows; 

Yeas— Coughlin. Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Bailenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mav©r, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 
Nays — Duddleston, — 1. 
The following is the order as .passed : 
Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the city 
in favor of Olaf Vider, for the use of Mrs. 
Johanna Loughlin, upon the surrender of a 
certain voucher held by her and issued by 



the Department of Public Works to Olaf 
Vider, for the sum of $609.54; and this will 
be his authority for so doing. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee ou 
Finance, on the claims of the L. S. & M. S. 
and C, R. I. & P. Rys. on account of track 
elevation, deferred and published November 
14, 1898, page 911. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Bailenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick,Bem- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little. May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer,Smulski, 
Walsh, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, JSelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 
Nays— Duddleston— 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, An ordinance was passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago, 
July 9th, 1894, entitled "An ordinance re- 
quiring the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 
Railroad Company and the Chicago, Rock 
Island & Pacific Railroad Company to ele- 
vate the plane of certain of their railway 
tracks within the City of Chicago," and, 

Whereas, It was stated in said ordinance 
that part of the north approach in State 
street and part ©f the east approach in Sixty- 
third street to the State street and Sixty- 
third street subways should be depressed, 
and part of said streets remain in their nor- 
mal condition, and should construct a wall 
in the center of said State street so as to 
leave a roadway twenty-eight (28) feet in 
width on the east side of State street, and 
should construct a wall in the center of said 
Sixty-third street, so as to leave a roadway 
twenty-two (22) feet in width on the north 
side of said street; and, 

Whereas, It is now proposed by an ordi- 
nance passed Sept. 26, 1898, that the said im- 



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provements of State street and Sixty-third 
street, at said point, shall be changed so as 
to remove the proposed walls and depress the 
approaches to the subway in State street and 
Sixty-third street to the full width of said 
streets, so as to give on State street a read- 
way of seventy- two (72) feet in width and on 
Sixty-third street a roadway of forty-six (46) 
feet in width, which said roadways are to be 
paved with a course of vitrified brick laid on 
a concrete foundation of nine (9) inches 
thick, the sidewalks are to be of Portland 
cement and the curbing of limestone not less 
than five (5) inches thick ; and, 

Whereas, The Lake Shore & Michigan 
Southern Railroad Company have agreed to 
make the above improvements upon the pay- 
ment of one thousand ($1,000) dollars; 
therefore, it is 

Ordered, That the Comptroller of the City 
of Chicago be and he is hereby directed to 
pay to the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 
Railroad Company the sum of one thousand 
($1,000) for and on account of part of the 
costs of changing its plan of construction 
and work in paving, etc., etc., of said State 
street and Sixty-third street at said point; 
said amount to be in full- for all claim against 
the City of Chicago for said improvement. 
The same to be paid out of the money paid 
in by the Chicago City Railway Company 
toward the construction ®f subways along the 
line of elevation of tracks of the aforesaid 
companies. 

• The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claims of Mary J, Sullivan and 
J. O'Keefe for deereaseof water tax, deferred 
and published November 14, 1898, page 911. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

y ms _Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Conner,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss.Tuite,Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maitby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler. McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 



Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays — Duddleston— 1 . 

Phe following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water tax assessed 
against the premises owned by the following 
named persons in the amount set opposite 
their names, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation: 

Mary J. Sullivan .$68 65 

J. O'Keefe 9 75 

The Clerk, ©n motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for water rebates, 
deferred and published November 14, 1898, 
page 912. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yean— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy ,Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herman, Maitby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Nays— Duddleston— 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to each of the following 
named persons vouchers in the amounts set 
opposite their names, the same to be in full 
payment of their claims for rebates due on 
water tax : 

Ogden, Sheldon & Co $36 00 

J T. Nagle 22 00 

T. J. Sammons 15 00 

John Meyer 24 00 

And the Comptroller is hereby directed to 
! pay the same. 



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971 



The Clerk, on motion ©f Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance, on the claim of Sackley & Peterson 
for use of Thos. R. Lyon, deferred and pub- 
lished November 14, 1898, page 912. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing-, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
uett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole,fZiehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, "Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Uphara, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Cary, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett 
(34th ward), Math —64. 
Ways— Duddleston, Mavor— 2. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
city in favor of Sackley & Peterson, for the 
use of Thomas R. Lyon in the sum of 
$1,141.50, provided that the said Thomas R. 
Lyon surrender the vouchers issued to 
Sackley & Peterson by the Department ©f 
Public Works for cancellation. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of the Englewood Union 
Hospital for services, deferred and published 
November 14, 1898, page 912. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn,Beilfuss, Tuite,Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 



Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Me 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

Ways — Duddleston — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the City 
in favor of the Englewood Union Hospital, in 
the sum of $2,500.00, the same to be in full 
settlement of their claim against the City of 
Chicago for medical services rendered sundry 
persons brought to the Hospital by the Police 
Department. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of John A. Donohue for 
judgment, deferred and published Nov. 14, 
1898, page 913. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenbe.g, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May. 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tnite,Raymer,Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerne4, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward), Math— 65. 

JVays — Duddleston —1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, There is now pending in the 
Superior Court of Cook County the case of 
John A. Donohue vs. the City of Chicago, 
being General Number 171794; and, 

Whereas, After a trial having been had 
of said cause, the jury returned a verdict of 
twelve hundred dollars in favor of the 
plaintiff and against the City of Chicago ; and, 

Whereas, The plaintiff, John A. Dono- 
hue, has offered to accept in settlement of 
said claim against the city the sum of five 
hundred dollars ; therefore, it is hereby 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 



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of the City of Chicago he instructed to cause 
judgment to be entered in said cause in favor 
of said John A. Donohue, plaintiff, in the 
sum of five-hundred dollars. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the repert of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Arthur L. Stanford 
for payment of sundry vouchers issued to A. 
J. MeBean & Co., deferred and published 
November 14, 1898, page 912. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Conn@r, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite,Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Haberknorn,Powers,Alwart,Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 



Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Beichardt, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett 
(34th ward) , Math— 64. 

Nays — Duddleston, Mavor — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
city, in favor of A. J. MeBean & Co., for the 
use of Arthur L. Stanford, in the sum of 
$921.33, provided he produces the vouchers 
issued by the Department of Public Works 
in favor of A. J. MeBean & Co., and sur- 
renders the same for cancellation. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

• Aid. Mangier moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned. 




City Clerk 



JOHN F. HIGQIN8 PRINT, 19S-8 CLARK STREET, CHICAGO. 



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CITY COUNCIL, 



CHICAGO 






Regular Meeting, November 28, 1898. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, December 2, 1898. 

Present— His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, Ailing-, 
Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, Connor, 
O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Bennett 
(8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, 
Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole,Ziehn, Beilfuss,Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman^ 
Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry' 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlaki,' 
Butler, McCarthy, Mclnerney, Carey, Bernh- 
ardt, Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, 
Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), Math. 

Absent— AU. Duddleston, Haberkorn Kim- 
bell, Bigane and Sproul. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Mangier moved that the minutes of the 



regular meeting, held November 21, 1898, be 
approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correction 
for the week ending November 28, 1898, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO 

The following veto message : 

Mayor's Office, j 

November 28th, 1898. J" 
To the Honorable, the City Council- 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, without my 
approval, an order passed by your Honorable 
Body at its last meeting, regulating the kind 
of concrete t© be used in pavements in various 
parts of the city, for the reason that under 
the opinion of the Corporation Counsel, sub- 
mitted to your Honorable Body some weeks 



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ago, the City Council mayinot legally order 
the Board of Local Improvements to adopt a 
particular ordinance or to pursue a particular 
course of action. The Council may advise, 
but not order. The present order makes it 
obligatory upon the Board of Local Improve- 
ments to use natural cement in the entire city 
except within that portion bounded by North 
avenue on the north, Halsted street on the west 
and 22nd street on the south. It would seem 
highly unfair, unreasonable and unjust to 
divest the property owners of any district of 
the city of their lawful right to petition the 
Board of Local Improvements for the char- 
acter of improvement they may desire. I am 
advised by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, who is ex-officio chairman of the 
Board of Local Improvements, that the Board 
recognizes the right of the property owner to 
petition for natural cement, and gives strict 
heed to such petitioning in all cases save in 
the so-called down town district, where the 
use of Portland cement is held advisable on 
account of its greater rapidity in setting. 
In neighborhoods where the use of public 
highways is so great that the time consumed 
in making an improvement is of the greatest 
importance, it has been the policy of the 
Board to favor the use of Portland cement, 
which sets in two days, rather than the use 
of natural cement, which under especially 
adverse conditions may require from twelve 
to fifteen days to set satisfactorily. When 
quick time in completing an improvement is 
not essential, the Board recognizes the wishes 
of the property owners by adopting specifica- 
tions which permit the use of natural cement. 
This policy should commend itself to every 
member of your Honorable Body. 
Yours truly, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. McCarthy moved to reconsider the 
vote by whieh the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCarthy moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor the Mayor to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Office of the 
Counsel to the Corporation 
November 26th, 1898 



)N, t 



Hon. Carter H Harrison, Mayor of the City 
of Chicago: 

Dear Sir — There are upon the dockets of 
the Law Department not less than one thou- 
sand special assessment cases where orders 
staying the proceedings have been entered by 
the City Council. It seems to me that some 
disposition should be made of these proceed- 
ings, and either the city released or the suits 
discontinued, in order to clear up the dockets. 
I send you copy of order, which it seems to 
me would be wise to submit to the City Coun- 
cil for passage. 

Very truly yours, 

Chas. S. Thornton, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Whereas, It is expedient and necessary 
that the several local improvements which 
have been projected in this city shall be pro- 
ceeded with to completion ; and, 

Whereas, The demands for the contract- 
ors against the Special Assessment Funds, as 
well as those of the property owners for re- 
bates, should be promptly met ; therefore, it 
is hereby 

Ordered, That all orders heretofore entered, 
and all resolutions heretofore passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago staying 
proceedings for special assessments, as well 
as the collection thereof, be and they are 
hereby rescinded, set aside and vacated. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



The following communication : 

Mayor's Officb, | 

November 28th, 1898. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with a resolu- 
tion passed by your Honorable Body on Sep- 
tember 12th, 1898, directing the Mayor to ap- 
point a committee to take up the subject of 
the consolidation of the City and County 
Governments, I hereby appoint the following 



November 28,J g^5 

named gentlemen as members of such com- 
mittee: 

General Charles Fitzsimons. 
Wm. R. Manierre. 
John Barton Payne. 
C. S. Darrow. 
Aid. Charles Ailing. 
Aid. Ernst F. Herrmann. 
Yours truly, 

Carter H. Harribon, 
Manor. 
Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, ) 

November 28th, 1898. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— By virtue of the authority 
conferred upon me 1 hereby appoint Frank 
X. Brandecker as City Collector vice Joseph 
S. Martin, resigned, and respectfully ask the 
concurrence of your Honorable Body. 
Yours truly, 
Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Malt by moved to concur in the ap- 
pointment. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication : 

Chicago, November 23th, 1898. 

To the Honorable Mayor and City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Herewith find petition to 
your Honorable Body for an ordinance grant- 
ing to the Chicago and Jefferson Urban 
Transit Company, its successors and assigns, 
authority and consent to construct, maintain 
and operate a street railway on Grand ave- 
nue, between the south line of Armitage ave- 
nue and the north line of Fullerton avenue, 
at the point where said Fullerton avenue 
unites with said Grand avenue in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook, and State of Illi- 
nois. 

Chicago and Jefferson Urban Transit Co. 

LeGrand W. Perce, 

President. 



To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council 

of the City of Chicago: 

The Chicago and Jefferson Urban Transit 
Company hereby respectfully petition your 
Honorable Body for an ordinance from said 
City Council, giving and granting to said 
Chicago and Jefferson Urban Transit Com- 
pany, its successors and assigns, authority 
and consent to locate, construct, lay down, 
maintain and operate, with electric, cable or 
other modern motive power, a single or 
double track street railway, with all neces- 
sary side-tracks, turn-outs, turn-tables and 
switches, and all necessary poles, wires and 
electrical conductors and other machinery for 
furnishing electrical or other power, for the 
term of fifty years from the passage of said 
ordinance, on Grand avenue between the 
south line of Armitage avenue and the north 
line of Fullerton avenue, at the point where 
said Fullerton avenue unites with said Grand 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 

Dated Chicago, November 28th, A. D. 1898. 
Chicago & Jefferson Urban Transit Company. 

By LeGrand W. Perce, 
Attest : President. 

[seal] S. J. Owsley 

Secretary. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D. 



also, 
The following notices of assignments: 

Notice of assignment of the Thomson- 
Houston Electric Company Ordinance— Vil- 
lage of Hyde Park. 

To the City of Chicago and its Officers: 

You are hereby respectfully informed that 
the ordinance passed by the President and 
Board of Trustees of the Village of Hyde 
Park on or about the 25th day of June, A. D. 
1889, granting to the Thomson-Houston Elec- 
tric Company, its successors and assigns, the 
right, among other things, to erect, maintain 
and operate electric light plants, with under- 
ground and overhead conductors, in said vil- 
lage, which said ordinance was heretofore 
assigned to the Hyde Park Thomson-Houston 
Light Company, has been by said last men- 
tioned company assigned to the Common- 
wealth Electric Company, that said Common- 
wealth Electric Company is now the owner 



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of said ordinance and of all rights and privi- 
leges thereunder, and that said Common- 
wealth Electric Company is entitled to the 
benefits and privileges, and will perform the 
conditions and obligations of, said ordinance. 

Hijde Park Thomson- Houston Light Company, 
By Louis A. Ferguson, 
President. 

Commonwealth Electric Company, 

By Samuel Insull, 

President. 
August, 1898. 



Notice of assignment of Englewood Elec- 
tric Light Company Ordinance— Town of 
Lake. 
To the City of Chicago arid Its Officers: 

You are hereby respectfully informed that 
the ordinance passed by the President and 
Board of Trustees ©f the Town of Lake on or 
about the 31st day of July, A. D. 1888, grant- 
ing to the Englewood Electric Light Com- 
pany, its successors and assigns, the right, 
among other things, to erect, maintain and 
operate electric light plants, with under- 
ground and overhead conductors, in said 
town, has been by said Englewood Electric 
Light Company assigned to the Common- 
wealth Electric Company; that said Com- 
monwealth Electric Company is now the 
owner of said ordinance and of all rights and 
privileges thereunder, and that said Com- 
monwealth Electric Company is entitled 
to the benefits and privileges, and will per- 
form the conditions and obligations of, said 
ordinance. 
Englewood Electric Light Company, 

By Louis A. Ferguson, 

President. 
Commonwealth Electric Company, 

By Samuel Insull, 

President. 
August, 1898. 



Notice of assignment of People's Electric 
Light and Motor Power Company Ordinance 
—Town of Lake. 
To the City of Chicago and Its Officers: . 

You are hereby respectfully informed that 
the ordinance passed by the President and 



Board of Trustees of the Town of Lake, on 
or about the 5th day of April, A. D. 1888. 
granting to the People's Electric Light' and 
Motor Power Company, its successors and 
assigns, the right, among other things, to 
erect, maintain and operate electric light 
plants, with underground and overhead con- 
ductors, in said town, which said ordinance 
was heretofore assigned to the Calumet Gas 
Company, has been by said last mentioned 
company assigned to the Commonwealth 
Electric Company ; that said Commonwealth 
Electric Company is now the owner of said 
ordinance and of all rights and privileges 
thereunder, and that said Commonweolth 
Electric Company is entitled to the benefits 
and privileges, and will perform the condi- 
tions and obligations of, said ordinance. 

People's Electric Light and Motor Power 
Company . 

By Lyman A. Walton. 

Vice-President. 

Calumet Gas Company. 

By Martin J. Russell, 

Vice-President. 

Commonwealth Electric Company. 



By Samuel Insull, 

President. 



August, 1898. 



Notice of assignment of People's Light and 
Power Company Ordinance— Village of Hyde 
Park. 
To the City of Chicago and its Officers : 

You are hereby respectfully informed that 
the ordinance passed by the President and 
Board of Trustees of the Village of Hyde 
Park on or about the 23d day of October, A. 
D. 1888, granting to the People's Light and 
Power Company, its successors and assigns, 
the right, among other things, to erect, main- 
tain and operate electric light plants, with 
underground and overhead conductors, in 
said village, which said ordinance was here- 
tofore asssigned to the Calumet Gas Com- 
pany, has been by said last mentioned com- 
pany assigned to the Commonwealth Electric 
Company ; that said Commonwealth Electric 
Company is now the owner of said ordinance 
and of all rights and privileges thereunder, 
and that said Commonwealth Electric Com- 
pany is entitled to the benefits and privileges, 



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and will perform the conditions and obliga- 
tions of, said ordinance. 

Peopled Light and Power' Company, 
By Martin J. Russell, 
President. 
Calumet Gas Company, 

By Martin J. Russell, 
Vice-President. 
Commonwealth Electric Company, 
By Samuel Insull, 

President. 
August, 1898. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary and to the Corporation Counsel to 
report to the Committee as to the right to 
assign, etc. 

The Clerk presented the bond of Daniel W. 
Ryan and Anton Crapikowski under switch 
track ordinance of Nov. 14, 1898, which was 

Placed on file 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a copy of its proceedings, as follows: 

BOARD OE LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 21st, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent — Messrs. Ericson and McGann. 

The following vouchers were approved for 
payment, viz. : 
Warrant 23312. Thatcher & Burke, 

paving $2,300 00 

Warrant 22436. Sewerage Fund, 

catch basins 1,195 20 

Warrant 22439. Sewerage Fund, 

catch basins 216 00 

Warrant 22657. Sewerage Fund, 

catch basins . . 368 15 

Warrant 23323. Sewerage Fund, 

catch basins 845 10 

Warrant 22925. Wm. Carden, pav- 
ing 1,635 43 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 22nd, 1898. 

Present— Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent— Messrs. Ericson and McGann. 



L1898 



The following vouchers were approved for 
payment, viz. : 
Warrant 19491. R. F. Conway Co., 

paving, reserve $112 36 

Warrant 21878. R. F. Conway Co., 
paving, reserve , 214 20 

Warrant 21715. R. F. Conway Co., 
paving, reserve , 301 41 

Warrant 21785. R. F. Conway Co., 
paving, reserve 153 95 

Warrant 21785. R. F. Conway Co., 
paving, reserve 153 96 

Warrant 22014. Naugle, Holcomb & 
Co. , paving, reserve 141 72 

Warrant 21133. Talbot Paving Co., 
paving, reserve 74 11 

Warrant 21182. A. J. McBean & Co., 
paving, reserve 33 44 

Warrant 21346. Naugle, Holcomb & 
Co., paving, reserve 789 99 

Warrant 20773. Henry Rath, paving, 
reserve 171 03 

Warrant 20943. Henry Rath, paving, 



55 88 



Warrant 20700. R. F. Wilson & Co., 
paving, reserve Ill 60 

Warrant 21611. Bermudez Asphalt 
Co. , paving, reserve 259 93 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretarv. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 23, 1898. 

Present- Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent — Messrs. Ericson and McGann. 

The following vouchers were approved for 
payment, viz. : 

Warrant 22558. John O'Brien, Esti- 
mate 2 and final, drains $ 17 99 

Warrant 22873. John O'Brien. Esti- 
mate 2 and final, drains 25 19 

Warrant 21379. John O'Brien, Esti- 
mate 2 and final, drains 27 59 

Warrant 21375. John O'Brien, Esti- 
mate 2 and final, drains 4 90 



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Warrant 22700. J. M. Healy, Esti- 
mate 2 and final, 10 per cent, drains$ 

Warrant 22479. J. M. Healy, Esti- 
mate 2 and final, 10 per cent, drains 

Warrant 22482. John Gloss, Estir 
mate 2 and final, 10 per cent, drains 

Warrant 22489. James Walsh, Esti- 
mate 2 and final, 10 per cent, drains 

Warrant 22376. James Walsh, Esti- 
mate 2 and final, 10 per cent, drains 

Warrant 21535. J. J. Mahoney & 
Co., Estimate 2 and final, 10 per 
cent, drains 

Warrant 22933. J. J. Mahoney & 
Co., Estimate 2 and final, 10 per 
cent, drains, west side 

Warrant 22933. J. J. Mahoney & 
Co., Estimate 2 and final, 10 per 
cent, drains, east side 

Warrant 22933. J. J. Mahoney & 
Co., Estimate 2 and final, 10 per 
cent, drains, west side 

Warrant 22933. J. J. Mahoney & 
Co., Estimate 2 and final, 10 per 
cent, drains, east side. 

Warrant 19262. Dennis Cleary , Esti- 
mate 2 and final, 10 per cent, drains 

Warrant 23055. Wm. F. Healy, Es- 
timate 2 and final,' 10 per cent, 
sewers 

Warrant 22402. E. J. Condon & Co. , 
reserve, water pipe 

Warrant 21809. Daniel Hardin, re- 
serve, water pipe 

Warrant 22406. James Murphy, re- 
serve, water pipe 

Warrant 22474. James Murphy, re- 
serve, water pipe 

Warrant 21834. J J. Lynch, reserve, 
water pipe 

Warrant 22472. J. H. Roche, re- 
serve, water pipe 

Warrant 22296. Talbot Paving Com- 
pany, reserve, paving 

Warrant 22428. Talbot Paving Com- 
pany, reserve, paving 

Warrant 22412. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, reserve, paving 



978 



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27 65 
9 98 
15 48 
34 66 
14 82 

13 46 

47 98 
37 99 



31 99 


19 18 


,447 21 


23 51 


31 07 


9 44 


10 97 


37 92 


11 92 


283 45 


95 30 


633 97 



Warrant 19330. Bermudez Paving 
Company, reserve, paving $ 588 75 

Warrant 21674. J. B. Smith & Co., 
reserve, paving 37 49 

Warrant 21181. Henry Ratb, pav- 
ing 179 76 

Warrant 23256. Henry Rath, pav- 
ing 378 62 

Warrant 23076. Henry Rath, pav- 
ing 964 80 

Warrant 23327. Naugle, Holcomb 
& Co., paving 3,622 03 

Warrant 20515. Andrew Jaick, re- 
serve, paving 319 68 

Warrant 23225. Smith, Moss & 
Brown, paving 100 00 

Warrant 23225. Smith^ Moss & 
Brown, paving 200 00 

Warrant 23225. Smith, Moss & 
Brown, paving 200 00 

Warrant 23225. Smith Moss & 
Brown, paving 200 00 

Warrant 23225. Smith, Moss & 
Brown , paving 717 20 

Warrant 22796. Barber Asphalt 
Company, paving 8,700 00 

Warrant 22796. Barber Asphalt 

Company, paving 8,700 00 

Warrant 22796. Barber Asphalt 
Company, paving 8,800 00 

Warrant 22796. Barber Asphalt 
Company. 8,800 00 

Warrant 21846. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, paving 600 00 

Warrant 21846. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, paving 600 00 

Warrant 21846. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, paving 600 00 

Warrant 21846. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, paving 600 00 

Warrant 21846. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, paving 254 65 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO, 

November 23d, 1898. 
Present— Messrs. Doherty, Davidson and 



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and Sheahan ; also Asst. Corporation Coun- 
sel, Edward J. Hill ; Chief Engineer Sewers, 
C. D. Hill, and Principal Engineer Streets, 
George K. Wheelock. 

Absent— Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

Mr. Doherty in the chair. 

A delegation was present to ask that the 
improvement of Chestnut street, from Rush 
street to Lincoln Park boulevard, be changed 
from asphalt to cedar block. The matter 
was referred to the Superintendent of Streets 
for a recommendation and report. 

PETITIONS. 

A petition of the property owners for a 
sewer in Sawyer avenue, from 26th street t© 
27th street, was referred to the Superintend- 
ent of Sewers for a report. 

Verified petitions for sundry improvements 
were referred to the appropriate heads of 
bureaus for report, viz. : 

SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS. 

Paving (brick) Central Park avenue, from 
Lake street to Chicago and Northwestern 
Railroad. 

Paving (asphalt) Chestnut street, from 
Lincoln Park boulevard to State street. 

Paving (macadam) Estes avenue, from El- 
wood avenue to Sheridan road. 

Paving (crushed gravel) 75th street, from 
Cottage Grove avenue to Stony Island avenue. 

Paving (asphalt) Sedgwick street, from 
Division street to North avenue. 

Paving (brick) Robey street, from Roscoe 
boulevard to Lincoln avenue. 

Cement sidewalk on Flournoy street, from 
California avenue to Francisco avenue. 

Cement sidewalk on both sides of 50th 
street, from Grand boulevard to Vmcennes 
avenue. 

Sidewalk on south side of 87th street, from 
Exchange avenue to Escanaba avenue. 

CITY ELECTRICIAN. 

Lamp posts on Dunning street, from Terra 
Cotta place to Marshfield avenue. 

Boulevard lamp posts on Hood avenue, 
from Evanston avenue to Southport avenue. 

CITY ENGINEER. 

Water supply pipe in North 42d court, 
from North avenue to Hirsh street. 

Petitions were presented by Aid. J. B. 



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Math of the Thirty-fourth Ward for the fol- 
lowing improvements: 

Paving (macadam) Michigan avenue, from 
99th street to 109th street. 

Paving (brick) Michigan avenue, from 
103d street to 115th street. 

Paving (brick) 111th street, from Michigan 
avenue to Stewart avenue. 

Paving (gravel on slag) 111th street, from 
Michigan avenue to Stewart avenue. 

Paving (brick) Michigan avenue, from 
115th street to 119th street. 

The petitions for macadam being subse- 
quent to the brick petitions, the whole matter 
was referred to the Map Department for 
checking and to the Superintendent of Streets 
for recommendation and report. 

COUNCIL ORDERS. 

Sundry orders of Council referred direct to 
the Board by the City Clerk, were presented 
and ordered referred to the appropriate heads 
of bureaus for report, viz. : 

SUPERINTENDENT OF STREETS. 

Paving (granite) Fulton street, from Des- 
plaines street to Halsted street. 

Paving 48th street, from Halsted street to 
Wood street. 

Paving 49th place, from Halsted street to 
Morgan street. 

Paving Laflin street, from 21st street to 
22d street. 

Paving Loomis street, from 21st street to 
22d street. 

Paving (asphalt or brick) 37th street, from 
Michigan avenue to Stewart avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on the east side of 
48th avenue, from Madison street to Lake 
street. 

Repairing sidewalk on May street, from 
67th street to 75th street. 

Sidewalk on both sides of 38th street, from 
Wood street to Lincoln street. 

Establishing space on Waterloo court, from 
Wellington street to terminus. 

Sidewalk on Laflin street, from 21st street 
to 22d street. 

Sidewalk on Loomis street, from 21st street 
to 22d street. 

Opening (repeal) 90th street across the 
Illinois Central Railroad. 



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SUPERINTENDENT OF SEWERS. 

Cinder fiDiug- and sewer in Elizabeth street, 
from 67th street to 68th street. 

Cinder filling and sewer in Throop street, 
from 67th street to 68-th street. 

At the Council meeting of November 14th, 
1898, Aid. Beilfuss, of the ,14th ward, intro- 
duced an order repealing the ordinance for 
the paving of North avenue, from Milwaukee 
avenue to Western avenue, with asphalt. 
The order was referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements, and was brought up at this 
meeting, Aid. Beilfuss also being present. 
He stated that the people were willing to 
have the street improved, but did not want 
asphalt; also that a meeting was to be held 
to decide what material they wished used. 
On motion, the matter was laid over for a 
week, in order that the Board may know the 
desire of the property owners. 

The Engineer was instructed to prepare 
estimates for paving with maeadam North 
43d avenue, from the C. & N. W. R. R. to 
Montrose boulevard, and from the C. & N. 
W. R. R. to Grace street. The matter was 
up for a public hearing on September 21st, at 
which time it was deferred for 60 days. The 
street not being open, the improvement could 
not be a continuous one; therefore, the En- 
gineer was ordered to prepare estimates for 
the same in the sections above designated. 

BILLS, VOUCHERS, PAT ROLLS, ETC. 

^he following bills, vouchers, pay rolls, 

etc., were presented, and, on motion, each 

was approved for payment. 

Pay roll of two bookkeepers em- 
ployed on special assessment work 
in Comptroller's office $ 199 50 

Pay roll No. 9, Street Department, 
sub-paving and curbstone in- 
spectors 3,481 50 

Voucher of M. J. Sampson, book- 
keeper for Board of Local Im- 
provements 100 00 

Kirchner, Meckel & Co., orders 
11205, 11435, 11585, 11973 40 55 

Fredk. Post Co., order 11438 34 80 

McEwen Building and Manufactur- 
ing Co., order 11298 i4 25 

Yawraan & Erbe Manufacturing Co., 
order 11783 54 38 

S. Wangersheim, order 11916 2 50 

Cameron, Amberg & Co., orders 
10744, 10918, 11254 52 05 

Munson Supply Company, order 
11216 3 50 



Wm. L. Pierce, expert services, Cal- 
endar 62, County Court $ 175 00 

George E. Sneldon, expert services, 

Calendar 62, County Court 140 00 

The claim of Wm. Hilliard for drains in 
Kimbell avenue, from Armitage avenue to 
Humboldt street, Warrant 23020 was referred 
back to the Superintendent of Sewers for 
report. 

The bill of M. J. Joyce, amounting to $45 
for setting three slants, was referred to the 
Superintendent of Sewers for report. 

On motion, the Secretary was instructed to 
prepare a repealing ordinance for paving 51st 
street, from State street to Stewart avenue, 
because of objections sustained, amounting 
to $8,709.82. 

On motion, the Secretary was ordered to 
prepare a repealing ordinance for paving 50th 
street, from State street to the Chicago and 
Rock Island Railroad, Docket 20551, on ac- 
count of the amount of objections sustained. 

On the recommendation of the City Engi- 
neer, the Secretary was instructed to prepare 
a repealing ordinance for water supply pipe 
in Morgan street, from 47th place to 50th 
street, Docket 20864, because of the annulling 
by the Court of all of the assessment, ex- 
cept 1448.96, which is not sufficient to pay 
the cost of the work. 

The Secretary was instructed to request 
that the Corporation Counsel postpone the 
confirmation of the assessment for the Long- 
wood avenue system of streets, Docket 23283, 
until the January term of the County Court. 

At the suggestion of President McGann, 
the Secretary was instructed to prepare a 
uniform form of voucher for partial and 
final payments, and submit the same to the 
Board for approval. * 

COMMUNICATIONS. 

Communications concerning the improve- 
ment of Atlantic street, from 39th street to 
Root street, from Sackley & Peterson, con- 
tractors, and George K. Wheelock, Princi- 
pal Engineer, were presented. The contract 
for the said improvement was let in May, 
1896, and a portion of the work done when 
the Council placed a stay order on the same 
for the condemnation of certain property for 
the purpose of widening the street. In July, 
189S, the Council passed a repealing ordinance. 
The contractors now ask that they be paid 
for the work done. On motion, the Superin- 
tendent of Special Assessments was in- 



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structed to straighten out the matter under 
the direction of the Law Department. 

A communication from Alderman Math, 
asking that sidewalks be constructed on all 
streets where ordinances are not now pending 
in the territory bounded by 103d street, 119th 
street, Indiana avenue and Stewart avenue ; 
also in the territory bounded by 75th street, 
79th street, Cottage Grove avenue and Stony 
Island avenue, was referred to the Superin- 
tendent of Streets for report and recommen- 
dation. 

The communication of J. J. Scanlan, ask- 
ing to withdraw his bid on water service pipes 
in Prairie avenue, from 55th street to 61st 
street, Warrant 17824, which was referred to 
the Water Assessor for report, was returned 
with the information that Mr. Scanlon now 
is willing t© accept the contract at the price 
named in his bid, and wishes to withdraw the 
communication. On motion, the contract 
for the above improvement was awarded to 
Mr. Scanlan, he being the lowest formal 
bidder. 

A communication from Wm. Murphy was 
read and, on motion of the Superintendent of 
Sewers, the amount set aside in the assess- 
ment for cost of inspection fees was allowed 
him, as this was the first letting which stipu- 
lated that when contracts were not finished 
at the time specified the contractors should 
stand all cost of inspection and engineering 
after such date, and it was very probable that 
an oversight did occur. 

Following is a copy of the communication, 
viz. : 

(Copy) 

To the Honorable, the Members of the Local 
Board of Improvements. 

Gentlemen — 1 contracted to build a pipe 
sewer on Elizabeth street, between 63rd street 
and 62nd street. The terms of contract 
stipulated that I was to have it finished on 
June 1st, 1898. There was a clause in con- 
tract which escaped my attention stating that 
if not finished when specified that the whole 
cost of inspection and engineering should be 
charged to contractor, although $45.30 was 
set aside in the bidding sheet to pay cost and 
inspection. I respectfully ask your Honor- 
able Body to allow me a credit to the amount 
of the $45.30 which was set aside for cost of 
inspection. 

(Signed) William Murphy. 



RESOLUTIONS. 

On motion of the Secretary, the following 
resolutions were adopted, confirming the reso- 
lutions adopted at the public hearing of No- 
vember 9th, viz. : 

(a) Resolved, That the following local im- 
provements be made and adhered to, pursu- 
ant to prior resolutions heretofore passed by 
the Board of Local Improvements for the 
same, viz. : 

Paving (asphalt) Albany avenue, from 
Douglas boulevard to 19th street (5 install- 
ments). 

Paving (cedar) 47th place, from Halsted 
street to Wallace street. 

Paving (cedar) 48th street, from Halsted 
street to Wallace street. 

Paving (cedar) 48th place, from Halsted 
street to Wallace street. 

Paving (cedar) 49th street, from Halsted 
street to Wallace street. 

Paving (cedar) Wallace street, from 47th 
street to 49th street. 

Paving (asphalt) North Hamlin avenue, 
from Lake street to 265.7 feet north of Fulton 
street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on north side of 
Leland avenue, from North 45th avenue to 
North 48th avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Ogden avenue, from Albany avenue to 
Springfield avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on north side of 
77th street, from Stony Island avenue to 
Adams avenue. 

(b) Resolved, That the following local im- 
provements, heretofore resolved to be made 
by the Board of Local Improvements, be and 
the same are hereby abandoned, viz. : 

Opening alley between 76th street, 77th 
street, Cottage Grove avenue and Evans ave- 
nue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on west side of 
Front avenue, from Kensington avenue to 
116th street. 

Paving (brick) Robey street, from the alley 
south of Kinzie street to 12th street. 

There being no further business, the meet- 
ing was adjourned. 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 



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BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 25th, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent — Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

The following vouchers were approved for 
payment, viz. : 
Warrant 22649. John O'Brien, 

drains $ 29 98 

Warrant 22935. J. H. Sullivan, 

drains 

Warrant 21906. E. P. Byrnes, 

drains 

Warrant 21906. E. P. Byrnes, 

drains 

Warrant 22647. E. P. Byrnes, 

drains 

Warrant 22649. John O'Brien, 

drains 

Warrant 22647. John O'Brien, 

drains 

Warrant 22703. Dennis Cleary, 

drains 

Warrant 22555. Dennis Cleary, 

drains 

Warrant 22563. John Gloss, drains . 
Warrant 22564. John Gloss, drains. 
Warrant 22557. John Lindrall, 

drains 

Warrant 23307. R. F. Conway Co., 

paving 1,500 00 

Warrant 23307. R. F. Conway Co., 

paving 1,500 00 

Wa rant 23307. R. F. Conway Co., 

paving 1,500 00 

Warrant 23307. R. F. Conway Co., 

paving 2,500 00 

Warrant 23307. R. F. Conway Co., 

paving 2,500 00 

Warrant 23307. R. F. Conway Co., 

paving 2,500 00 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



1 99 
38 37 

25 57 

26 38 

33 58 

37 79 

42 59 

36 49 
42 00 
20 49 

10 38 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 26th, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent — Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 



The following vouchers were approved for 
payment, viz. : 
Warrant 21130. Olaf Vider, paving, 

reserve $288 80 

Warrant 22433. Naugle, Holcomb & 

Co., paving, reserve 118 17 

Warrant 21769. J. B. Smith & Co., 

paving, reserve 37 67 

Warrant 21532. Sackley & Peterson, 

paving, reserve 156 33 

Warrant 23374. W. H. Tinlin & Co., 

sidewalk 49 64 

Warrant 23388. W. H. Tinlin & Co., 

sidewalk 18 62 

Warrant 23377. W. H. Tinlin & Co., 
sidewalk 60 48 

Warrant 23380. «J. J. Sullivan & Co., 
sidewalk 380 80 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 
Which was placed on file. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following list of assessment rolls: 

Assessment rolls filed in the County Court 
November 26th, 1898, under the provisions of 
the new law of local improvements : 

Docket 22994. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Green street, from West 65th street 
to West 69th street. 

Docket 22995. Plank sidewalk on east side 
of North 44th avenue, from West North av- 
enue to Costello avenue. 

Docket 22996. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Carpenter street, from West 63rd 
street to West 69th street. 

Docket 22997. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Wood street, from West 103rd street 
to West 107th street. 

Docket 22998. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Barber street, from Canal street to 
Stewart avenue. 

Docket 22999. Plank sidewalk ®n west 
side of Washtenaw avenue, from Elston av- 
enue to Belmont avenue. 

Docket 23001. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Schubert avenue, from Ballou street 
to Kimbell avenue. 

Dockett 23002. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of West 20th place, from Center avenue 
to Maj r street. 

Dockett 23003. Plank sidewalk on both 



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sides of 9Hth street, from Cottage Grove av- 
enue to Vincennes avenue. 

Dockett 23004. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of "Wood street, from 43rd street to 47th 
street. 

Dockett 23005. Cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Cedar street, from Rush street to 
Lake Shore Drive. 

Dockett 23006. Cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Wabash avenue, from 66th street to 
67th street. 

Dockett 23024. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Commercial avenue, from 89th street 
to 91st street. 

Dockett 23025. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of 109th street, from Michigan avenue 
to Indiana avenue. 

Dockett 23110. Plank sidewalk on west 
side of Chauncey avenue, from 77th street to 
79th street. 

Dockett 23111. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Center avenue, from 69th street to 
73rd street. 

Dockett 23112. Plank sidewalk on west 
side of Wallace street, from 91st street to 
..th street. 

Docket 23113. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of 55th street, from Halsted street to 
Morgan street. 

Docket 23114. Plank sidewalk ©n both 
sides of 37th place, from Butler street to P., 
Ft. W. & C. R. R. 

Docket 23115. Plank sidewalk on the south 
side of 32d street, from Halsted street to 
Morgan street. 

Docket 23116. Cement sidewalk on the 
north side of Montrose avenue, from North 
40th avenue to North Hamlin avenue. 

Docket 23117. Cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Waveland avenue, from Mozart 
street to Sacrament® avenue. 
. Docket 23118. Cement sidewalk on both 
sides of West 57th place, from Wallace street 
to Butler street. 

Docket 23119. Cement sidewalk on both 
sides of 54th street, from Cottage Grove ave- 
nue to Kimbark avenue. 

Docket 23120. Cement sidewalk on both 
sides of 53d street, from State street to South 
Park avenue. 

Docket 23121. Cement sidewalk on the 
north side of 59th street, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to Kimbark avenue. 



Docket 23122. Cement sidewalk on both 
sides of Madison avenue, from 67th street to 
71st street. 

Docket 23123. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of 38th place, from Ashland avenue to 
Paulina street. 

Docket 23124. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Illinois avenue, from 83d place to 
Ontario avenue. 

Docket 23125. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of West 44th street, from Ashland ave- 
nue to Lincoln street. 

Docket 23126. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Poplar avenue, from Archer avenue 
to 29th street. 

Docket 23127. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of West 47th place, from Centre avenue 
to Morgan street. 

Docket 23149. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Wood street, from West 52d street to 
Garfield boulevard. 

Docket 23150. Plank sidewalk on the west 
side of Parnell avenue, from West 84th street 
to West 87th street. 

Docket 23194. Plank sidewalk on both 
sides of North Rockwell street, from Huron 
street to Augusta street. 

Docket 23284. Paving (asphalt) South 
Central Park avenue, from Colorado avenue 
to Lexington street. 

Docket 23285. Paving (asphalt) Vernon 
avenue, from 29th street to 236 feet north 
thereof. 

Docket 23287. Paving (cedar) Justine 
street, from West 51st street to West 53d 
street. 

Docket 23288. Paving (cedar) alley between 
Wabash avenue, Michigan avenue, 37th place 
and 329.25 feet south. 

Docket 23289. Paving (cedar) North Seeley 
avenue, from Lawrence avenue to Ainslie 
street. 

Docket 23290. Paving (macadam) Armour 
avenue, from 64th street to 65th street. 

Docket 23291. Paving (macadam) North 
Francisco avenue, from Fullerton avenue to 
Dunning street. 

Docket 23292. Paving (granite) Brewery 
avenue, from 27th street to 320 feet south 
thereof. 

Docket 23293. Water service pipes in 111th 
street, from Michigan avenue to C. & E. I. 
R. R. 



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Docket 23294. Paving (granite) North 
State street, from Kinzie street to 200 feet 
south thereof. 

Docket 23295. Paving (granite) Wells 
street, from Kinzie street to 451 feet south 
thereof. 

Docket 23296. Paving (asphalt) Bishop 
court, from West Madison street to W ashing- 
ton boulevard. 

Docket 23298. Paving (granite) Kinzie 
street, from North State street to Wells street. 

Docket 23200. Vitrified tile pipe sewer in 
South Hoyne avenue, from West 17th street 
to first alley south thereof. 

Docket 23301. Vitrified tile pipe sewer in 
West 100th street, from Prospect avenue to 
Wood street. 

Docket 23302. Vitrified tile pipe sewer in 
North 41st court, from Armitage avenue to 
Dickens avenue. 

Docket 23303. Vitrified tile pipe sewer in 
Aldine avenue, from Lake Shore Drive to 310 
feet west thereof. 

Docket 23304. Vitrified tile pipe sewer in 
West 35th place, from South Oakley avenue 
to first alley east of Western. 

Docket 23306. Brick and vitrified tile pipe 
sewer in Wood street, from West 103rd street 
to West 107th street. 



Docket 23307. System sewers in North 42nd 
avenue, from West Division street to Hirsch 
street, etc. 

Docket 23308. Water Service pipes in 119th 
street, from Michigan avenue to Wentworth 
avenue. 

Docket 23309. Water service pipes in West 
115th street, from State street to Wentworth 
avenue. 

Which was placed on file. 



The Commission of Public Work submitted 
the following report: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, Nov. 28, 1898. j 

To the Honorable, City Council of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to an order passed 
by your Honorable Body, Council Proceed- 
ings, page 955, I herewith transmit a list of 
men and teams residing in the Seventeenth 
Ward, who worked in the Fourth District, 
Street Department, from May, 1897, to De- 
cember, 1897, and the name of the ward fore- 
men of the Seventeenth Ward. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



The following is the list of men and teams residing in the Seventeenth Ward who worked 
in the Fourth District, Street Department, from May, 1897, to December, 1897: 



mat, 1897. 

Address. Position. 

. 262 Fulton st Carpenter. 

.147 Ohio st Paver. 

.329 Kinzie st Laborer. 

. 262 Lake st Laborer. 

.325 May st Laborer. 

144 North Morgan st Double team. 

.160 North Green st Double team. 



Name. 

Ed. Morrissey 

P. Liston 

John Gagin 

James Weathers 

Martin Dregaer 

Frank Reilly 

Nicholas Degrazio 

E. E. Walsh 186 North Green st Double team. 

E. E. Walsh 186 North Green st Single team. 



June, 1897. 

Frank Reilly 144 North Morgan st Double team. 

Nicholas Degrazio 160 North Green st Double team. 

E. E. Walsh 186 North Green st Double team. 

E. E. Walsh 186 North Green st Single team. 

Daniel Wilson 41 North Morgan st Double team. 

J. S. Sisk 171 West Kinzie st Double team. 

Ed. Morrissey , . 262 Fulton st Carpenter. 

James Weathers 252 Lake st Laborer. 

Martin Dregaer 325 May st Laborer. 






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jult, 1897. 

Name. Address. Position. 

Nicholas Degrazio 160 North Green st Double team. 

E. E. Walsh 186 North Green st Double team. 

E. E. Walsh 186 North Green st Single team. 

Frank Reilly 144 North Morgan st Double team. 

Ed. Morrissey 262 Fulton st . .„ Carpenter. 

Pat. Liston 147 Ohio st Paver. 

Martin Dregaer 325 May s l , Laborer. 

Rocco Ginho 236 North Halsted st Laborer. 

Michael Allegreetti 231 North Halsted st Laborer. 

Joseph Marinalla 216 North Green st Laborer. 

Joseph Marcono 168 North Union av Laborer. 

Nicholas Maggio 189 Austin av Assistant Foreman. 

august, 1897. 

E. E. Walsh 186 North Green st Double team. 

Ed. Morrissey 262 North Fulton st Carpenter. 

Rocco Ginho 231 North Halsted st Laborer. 

Joseph Maconon 168 North Union av Laborer. 

Joseph Marinalla 216 North Green st Laborer. 

Nicholas Maggio 189 North Austin av Assistant Foreman. 

SEPTEMBER, 1897. 

E. E. Walsh 186 North Green st Double team. 

Frank Reilly 144 North Morgan st Double team. 

Rocco Ginho 236 North Halsted st Laborer. 

Joe Macano 168 North Union st Laborer. 

Joseph Marinalla 216 North Green st Laborer. 

Nicholas Maggio 189 North Austin av Assistant Foreman. 

OCTOBER, 1897. 

E. E. Walsh 186 North Green st Double team. 

Frank Reilly 144 North Morgan st Double team. 

Joseph Marcono 168 North Union st Laborer. 

Joseph Marinalla 216 North Green st .Laborer. 

Thomas Kane 160 North Curtis st Laborer. 

Nicholas Maggio 189 Austin av Assistant Foreman. 



During November and December, there was 
no work done in this branch ©f the service. 

The Fourth District of the Street Depart- 
ment comprised the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, 
Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and that part of the 
Eleventh Ward east of Ashland avenue. 
From the records of the Bureau of Street and 
Alley Cleaning, it appears that the removal 
of garbage was done by contract from May 
to December, inclusive. James H. Burke 
being the contractor from May to June, and 
P. Mulcaire from July to December. The 



Bureau of Street and Alley Cleaning em- 
ployed an Inspector, whose duty it was to see 
that the contract was carried out according: 
to the specifications, etc. 

From May 1st to June 23d, H. F. Hegner, 
140 North Union street, was the Inspector in 
charge, and from June 23d to November 4th, 
P. Ferris, 39 North Morgan street, was the 
Inspector in charge; from November 17th to 
December 3 1st, Nicholas Maggio, 189 Austin 
avenue, was the Inspector in charge. 

Which was placed on file. 



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The following coinmunication 



Department oe Public Works, 
Chicago, Nov. 28, 1898. 



To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following street: 



ON 


FROM 


TO 


SIZE 


Probable cost, 

including 

hydrants 

and basins. 


REMARKS. 


Monticello ay 


Diversey av 


160 feet south . . . 


6-in. 


$160 00 


Pays 10c. 



Respectfully, 



L. E. McGann, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



Aid. Jackson moved that the Commissioner 
of Public Works be authorized and ordered to 
have water mains laid in the street men- 
tioned in the foregoing communication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
sett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy,, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Wiora, Mavor, Darcy,. Bennett (34th 
ward) , Math— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
ordinance repealing an ordinance for the im- 
provement of 50th street, from State street 
to the C, R. I. & P. R. R. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Nelson, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor.O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8tii ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, May pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 



Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Baden©ch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of 50th street, from State street to the 
right of way of the C, R. I. & P. R. R. in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 50th 
street, from State street to the right of way 
of the C, R. I. & P. R. R.," passed 
January 6th, 1896, be and the same is 
hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions ©f said ordinance, 
Docket No. 20551 of the County Court of 
said county be and thesame is hereby an- 
ulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in Morgan street, 
from 47th place to 50th street. 



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By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Boyd, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fel- 
lows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy ,Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray*- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walser, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed • 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in Morgan street, from 47th place to 
50th street, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook, and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
u An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
Morgan street, from 47th place to 50th street," 
passed February 17th, 1896, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assessment 
made under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket No. 20868, of the County Court of 
said County, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2, This ordinance shall be in 
foree from and after its passage. 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Mead Cycle Company for sign 
at No. 159 Wabash avenue across sidewalk 
for thirty days. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to W. F. Lamonimeir for sign 
across sidewalk at 189 Wabash avenue for 
thirty days. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Chicago Cycle Show for 
the erection of the following, viz. : 

Storm door, 5x30 feet, at the Monroe street 
entrance of the Edson Keith Building. 

Also the erection of a storm shed, 30x11 
feet, on the receiving platform in the rear of 
said Edson Keith Building, located at Monroe 
and Wabash avenue. 

These permits to run from Jan. 2nd to Jan. 
17th, 1899. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Heyman, Berg & Co. for 
storm door at Nos. 99 and 101 State street, 
according to plans attached. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay, 
out of moneys which he may have at his dis- 
posal, the salaries of such employees as went 
to the front where the appropriation has been 
exhausted by reason of the employment of 
other persons in their stead during their ab- 
sence in the war. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

Aid. O'Brien presented the following order : 
Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to stay all proceed- 
ings in the matter of Docket No. 23126 for 
plank sidewalk on both sides of Poplar ave- 
nue, from Archer avenue to 29th street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Murphy presented the claim of Wm. 
Rawley for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
resolution: 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is lighted 
in some portions with gas lamps, in other 



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portions with electric light and in still other 
portions with gasoline and naptha lamps ; and 

Whereas, According to the statements of 
the City Comptroller the use of naptha and 
gasoline is equally effective and less expen- 
sive than gas, and the Comptroller in order 
to lessen gas bills has found it necessary to 
leave unlighted, principally in residence dis- 
tricts, large numbers of street lamps which 
are provided with gas caps ; and 

Whereas, The city lacks funds for the 
payment of the cost of lighting the streets 
with gas, and heavy judgments in favor of 
the gas companies for lighting constantly 
accumulate against the city, notwithstanding 
the partial lighting with gasoline by private 
contract ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is 
hereby directed t© advertise for bids for 
lighting all the street lamps of the city with 
either gas, electricity, gasoline or naptha, for 
a period of one year, beginning January 1st, 
1899, all of said bids to be required at the 
minimum or lowest price obtainable from any 
company, corporation firm or individual in 
the United States engaged in the business of 
street lighting. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following res- 
olution : 

Whereas, In view of the multiplicity of 
projects for improvements in park, harbor 
and shipping facilities, involving the exten- 
sion of the limits of the City of Chicago into 
Lake Michigan by the process of "filiing in;" 
be it, 

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and is hereby directed to report to this 
Council, at its next regular session, his opin- 
ion in writing on the following questions: 

First. Is the present eastern boundary of 
the city between 39th street andFullerton av- 
enue, the same as defined in the act of Feb- 
ruary 13th, 1863, as it appears in the Revised 
Ordinances of 1873, page 381, namely, one 
mile east of the lake shore? 

Second. What is the present eastern 
boundary line of the city north of Fullerton 
avenue and south of 39th street? 

Third. Were the powers, or any of them, 
vested in the Common Council by the 53rd 
clause of Section 10, Chapter 24, of the char- 
ter of 1863 (Revised Ordinances, 1873, page 



407) abrogated by the adoption of the present 
charter? 

Fourth. Has the City Council, under pow- 
ers vested in it by its present charter, or un- 
der powers retained from its former charters, 
the power to authorize the filling in of any 
part of the submerged lands under the waters 
of Lake Michigan within one mile of the 
shore, and the use of the same when so filled 
for park purposes, either with or without the 
consent of the owners of riparian rights? 

Fifth. Are the corporate powers of the 
Illinois Central Railroad Company, such as 
to take that company's rights, if any it has, 
out of the rule laid down by Judge Windes 
in the case of the People ex rel. vs. Lincoln 
Park Commissioners, in defining the riparian 
rights of the City of Chicago in relation to 
the Chicago Avenue Water Works lot? 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the claim of Geo. 
H. Mueller for rebate of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Miller presented the claim of the Ber- 
mudez Asphalt Paving Company for rebate 
of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Maypole presented the claims of the 
Wakefield Rattan Company, F. B. Peabody 
& Co., S. R. Bingham and S. Eliot for special 
assessment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of Kath- 
rynCassleman for damage to property, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works grant a permit to Luke Fisher, ac- 
cording to plat attached. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Powers presented the claims of Le 
Roy Hackett for salary, and Braumiller & 
Miller for water rebate, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Aid. Mangier presented the claims of John 



November 28, J 

Druecker, and the building: No. 963 N. Clark 
street for water rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hermann presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Smith & Grupe to string a 
private telephone wire from 239 North ave- 
nue to 240 North avenue; provided, however, 
that such wire shall be removed at any time 
upon the order of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Maltby presented the claim of John 
D. York for rebate of water tax, and Chas. 
Norton for payment on account of services 
as an army officer, etc., which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Maltby presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to M. Levy, 327 Division street, 
for the erection ©f a temporary holiday dis- 
play sign across sidewalk, said sign to be re- 
moved January 5th, 1899. 

Which was, ©n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Maltby presented an ordinance for the 
elevation of the tracks of the A., T. & St. Fe 
R. R., the C, M. & N. R. R., the C. & A. R. 
R., the U. S. Y. & T. Co. R. R., the C, T. 
T. R. R. and the P., C, C. & St. L. Ry., 
and moved its passage. 

Aid. Cullerton moved its reference to the 
Special Committee on Track Elevation. 

Aid. Maltby moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Gunther, Ailing, Fitch, Jackson, 
Martin, Miller, Neagle, Maypole, Beilfuss^ 
Raymer, Smulski, Alwart, Mangier, Herr- 
man, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Schlake, Butler,' 
McCarthy, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Bade- 
noch,' Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Bennett (34th 
ward) , Math— 34. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Col- 



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son, Francis, Little, Ziehn, Tuite, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Brown, Cannon, 
Mclnerney, Darcy— 26. 

Thereupon the ordinance was ©rdered pub- 
lished and referred to the Special Committee 
©n Track Elevation. 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring the Atchison, Topeka and Santa 
Fe Railroad Company, the Chicago, Mad- 
ison and Northern Railroad Company, the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company, the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company, 
The Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad 
Company, and the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company,, 
respectively, to change the plane of certain 
of their roadbeds and railway tracks with- 
in the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Atchison, To- 
peka and Santa Fe Railroad Company, 
the Chicago, Madison and Northern Rail- 
road Company, the Chicago and Alton 
Railroad Company, the Union Stock 
Yards and Transit Company, the Chicago 
Terminal Transfer Railroad Company, 
and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago 
and St. Louis Railway Company are 
each, respectively, hereby ordered and 
required to elevate the plane of certain 
of their roadbeds and tracks, within cer- 
tain limits of the City of Chicago, in 
manner and upon conditions hereinafter 
specified, that is to say : 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at a point im- 
mediately under the Eighteenth street 
viaduct on the existing tracks of the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 
Company and the Chicago, Madison and 
Northern Railroad Company, the road- 
beds and tracks of the said railroad com- 
panies shall continue in a southerly and 
westerly direction, and shall rise on the 
most suitable gradient convenient and 



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11 practicable to said railroad companies, to 

12 the intersection of the north line of 

13 Twenty -first street, produced westward, 

14 with the several tracks of- said railroad 

15 companies, where an elevation of not less 
3 6 than 15.0 feet above city datum shall be 

17 attained. Thence said elevated roadbeds 

18 and tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and 

19 Santa Fe Railroad Company and the 

20 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 

21 Company shall continue in a southerly 

22 and westerly direction on an ascending - 

23 grade of about 0.4 of one per cent for a 

24 distance of 250 feet, where an elevation 

25 of not less than 16.0 feet above city 

26 datum shall be attained, and crossing at 

27 grade in said last mentioned course the 

28 proposed elevated roadbeds and tracks ©f 

29 the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago 

30 Railroad, and its lessee, the Pennsylvania 

31 Company, and the proposed elevated 

32 roadbeds and tracks of the Chicago and 

33 Western Indiana Railroad. 

34 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

35 tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and 

36 Santa Fe Railroad Company and the 

37 Chicago, Madison and Northern Rail- 

38 road Company shall continue in a 

39 southerly and westerly direction on an 

40 ascending gradient of about 0.80 per 

41 centum to the intersection of the north 

42 line of Twenty-second street with said 

43 elevated roadbeds and tracks, where 

44 an elevation of not less than 18.5 feet 

45 above city datum shall be attained. 

46 Thence continuing southwesterly, the 

47 roadbeds and tracks of the Atchison, To- 

48 peka and Santa Fe Railroad and the 

49 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 

50 shall rise on an ascending gradient ©f 

51 about 0.80 per centum to an intersection 

52 of said elevated roadbeds and tracks with 

53 the south line of Twenty-second street, 

54 where an elevation of not less than 19.0 

55 feet above city datum shall be attained. 

56 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 



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tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and 
Santa Fe Railroad and the Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad shall 
continue on a level grade for a distance 
of about 320 feet, measured along the 
tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and 
Santa Fe Railroad to a point about 50 
feet southwesterly of the west line of 
Canal street, and about 90 feet, as meas- 
ured along the tracks of the Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad, where 
an elevation of not less than 19.0 feet 
above city datum shall be maintained. 

Thence said elevated roadbeds and 
tracks shall continue in a southerly and 
westerly direction on an ascending gra- 
dient ©f about 0.5 per centum for a dis.- 
tance of about 700 feet from the last 
described point, where an elevation of 
not less than 22.6 feet above city datum 
shall be attained. 



78 Thence said elevated roadbed and 

79 tracks shall continne in a southerly and 

80 westerly direction on an ascending gradi- 

81 ent of about 0.366 per centum for a dis- 

82 tance of about 600 feet, where an eleva- 

83 ti©n of not less than 23.0 feet above city 

84 datum shall be attained ; thence said ele- 

85 vated roadbeds and tracks shall continue 

86 in a southerly and westerly direction on 

87 a level grade for a distance of about 200 

88 feet, where an elevation of not less than 

89 23.0 feet above city datum shall be main- 

90 tained ; thence said elevated roadbeds and 

91 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

92 westerly direction on a gradient of about 

93 0.1 per centum for a distance of about 930 

94 feet to a point about 154 feet east of the 

95 east line of South Halsted street, where 

96 an elevation of not less than 22.0 feet 

97 above city datum shall be attained ; thence 

98 said elevated roadbeds and tracks shall 

99 continue in a southerly and westerly di- 

100 rection on a level gradient for a distance 

101 of about 330 feet to a point about 110 feet 

102 west of the west line of South Halsted 



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103 street, where an elevation of not less 

104 than 22.0 feet above city datum shall be 

105 attained. 

106 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

107 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

108 westerly direction on a descending- gradi- 

109 ent of about 0.15 per centum for a dis- 

110 tance of about 1,000 feet, where an ele- 

111 vation of not less than 20.5 feet above city 

112 datum shall be attained. Thence said 

113 eievated roadbeds and tracks shall con- 

114 tinue in a soutnerly and westerly direc- 

115 tion on a level grade for a distance of 

116 about 400 feet, where an elevation of not 

117 less than 20.5 feet above city datum shall 

118 be attained. Thence said elevated road- 

119 beds and tracks shall continue in a south- 

120 erly and westerly direction on an ascend- 

121 ing gradient of about G.15 per centum for 

122 a distance of about 1,000 feet, where an 

123 elevation of not less than 22.0 feet above 

124 city datum shall be attained. Thence 
225 said elevated roadbeds and tracks shall 

126 continue in a southerly and westerly di- 

127 rection for a distanee of about 3,650 feet 

128 to a point about 200 feet west of the west 

129 line of Ashland avenue, where an eleva- 

130 tion of not less than 22.0 feet above city 

131 datum shall be attained. 

132 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

133 tracks of the Atchison, Topekaand Santa 

134 Pe Railroad Company and the Chicago, 

135 Madison and Northern Railroad Com- 

136 pany shall diverge to the north and west 

137 and shall continue in a westerly direction 

138 and on an ascending gradient ©f about 

139 0.05 per centum for a distance of about 

140 3,000 feet to a point of about ten (10) feet 

141 east of the east end of the span bridge 

142 over the Illinois and Michigan Canal to 

143 a connection with their present roadbeds 

144 and tracks. 

Paragraph 2. Beginning at a point 

2 where the main tracks of the Chicago 

3 and Alton Railroad Company connect 

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5 tracks of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and 

6 Chicago Railroad, south of the south end 

7 of the railroad bridge across the South 

8 Branch of the Chicago River, the road- 

9 beds and main tracks of the Chicago and 

10 Alton Railroad Company shall be ele- 

11 vated and proceed in a southerly olirec- 

12 tion on the most suitable gradient con- 

13 venient and practicable to said com- 

14 pany, to a point at or near the north line 

15 of Twenty-first street produced westward 

16 with the several tracks of said railroad 

17 companies, where an elevation of not less 

18 than 15.0 feet above city datum shall be 

19 attained. 

20 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

21 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

22 westerly direction on an ascending- grade 

23 of not more than 0.80 of one per cent to 

24 the intersection of the north line of 

25 Twenty-second street with said roadbeds 

26 and tracks, where an elevation of not less 

27 than 18.5 feet above city datum shall be 

28 attained. 

29 Thence continuing southwesterly on an 

30 ascending- gradient ©f about 0.80 of one 

31 per cent to the intersection of the south 

32 line of Twenty-second street, where an 

33 elevation of not less than 19.0 feet above 
,34 city datum shall be attained. Thence 

35 continuing southwesterly on a level grade 

36 for a distance of about 300 feet to a point 

37 about 130 feet west of the west line of 

38 Canal street, vvhere an elevation cf not 

39 less than 19.0 feet above city datum shall 

40 be maintained. Thence said elevated 

41 roadbeds and tracks shall continue in a 

42 southwesterly direction for a distance of 

43 700 feet on an ascending gradient of 

44 about 0.50 of one per cent, where an ele- 

45 vation of not less than 22.6 feet above 

46 city datum shall be attained. 

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51 tance of about 600 feet, where an eleva- 

52 tion of net less than 23.0 feet above city 

53 datum shall be attained. 

54 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

55 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

56 westerly direction on a level grade for a 

57 distance of 200 feet, where an elevation 

58 of 23.0 feet above city datum shall be 

59 maintained. Thence said elevated road- 

60 beds and tracks shall continue in a 

61 southerly and westerly direction on a 

62 descending gradient of about 0.10 per 

63 centum for a distance of about 930 feet 

64 to a point about 150 feet east ©f the east 

65 line of South .Halsted street, where an 

66 elevation of not less than 22.0 feet above 

67 city datum shall be attained. Thence 

68 said elevated roadbeds and tracks shall 

69 continue in a southerly and westerly 

70 direction on a level gradient for a dis- 

71 tance of about 330 feet to a point about 

72 110 feet west of the west line of South 

73 Halsted street, where an elevation of not 

74 less than 22.0 feet above city datum shall 

75 be attained. 

76 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

77 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

78 westerly direction on a descending gra- 

79 dient ®f about 0.15 per centum for a dis- 

80 tance of about 1,000 feet, where an ele- 

81 vation of not less than 20.5 feet above 

82 city datum shall be attained. Thence 

83 said elevated roadbeds and tracks shall 

84 continue in a southerly and westerly di- 

85 rection ©n a level grade for a distance of 

86 about 400 feet, where an elevation of not 

87 less than 20.5 feet above city datum shall 

88 be attained. Thence said elevated road- 

89 beds and tracks shall continue in a south- 

90 erly and westerly direction on an ascend- 

91 ing gradient of about 0.15 per centum 

92 for a distance of about 1,000 feet, where 

93 an elevation of not less than 22.0 feet 

94 above city datum shall be attained. 

95 Thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 

96 shall continue in a southerly and westerly 



97 direction for a distance of about 3,650 

98 feet to a point about 200 feet west of the 

99 west line of Ashland avenue, where an 

100 elevation of not less than 22.0 feet above 

101 city datum shall be attained. Thence 

102 said elevated roadbeds and tracks of the 

103 Chicago and Alton Railroad Company 

104 shall continue in a southerly and west- 

105 erly direction on an ascending gradient of 

106 about .02 per centum for a distance of 

107 about 7,500 feet to a point about on the 

108 west right of way line of the Pittsburg, 

109 Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 

110 way Company, where an elevation of not 

111 less than 23.5 feet above city datum shall 

112 be attained, and crossing at grade at said 

113 last mentioned course the proposed ele- 

114 vated roadbeds and tracks of the Union 

115 Stock Yards and Transit Company, the 

116 Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad 

117 Company and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 

118 Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. 

119 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

120 tracks of the said Chicago and Alton 

121 Railroad Company shall continue in a 

122 westerly direction on an ascending gradi- 

123 ent of about .025 per centum for a dis- 

124 tance of about 2,100 feet to a point about 

125 on the west line of South California ave- 

126 nue, where an elevation of not less than 

127 23.0 feet above city datum shall be at- 

128 tained. Thence said elevated roadbeds 

129 and tracks shall continue in a westerly 

130 direction and shall descend on the most 

131 suitable gradient convenient and practic- 

132 able to said railroad company to con- 

133 nect with its present roadbeds and tracks 

134 about 200 feet west of the west line of 

135 South Albany avenue. 

Paragraph 3. From a point immedi- 

2 ately under the Eighteenth Street Viaduct 

3 of the existing tracks of the Grove Street 

4 Branch of the Chicago and Alton Rail- 

5 road Company, the roadbeds and tracks 

6 of the Grove Street Branch of said rail- 

7 road company shall rise on the most 

8 suitable gradient convenient and practic- 



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9 able to said railroad company, to a point 

10 where the Grove Street Branch of said 

11 railroad company crosses the west main 

12 track of the Chicago and Alton Railroad 

13 where said main track shall be elevated at 

14 not less than 15.0 feet above city datum, as 

15 hereinbefore required in Paragraph 2, 

16 Section 1, of this ordinance. 

17 Thence said Grove Street Branch shall 

18 continue in a southerly and westerly di- 

19 rection on a descending gradient of 

20 about 2.0 per centum for a distance of 

21 about 250 feet as measured along the 

22 roadbed and tracks of said company, to 
28 a connection with the present roadbeds 

24 and tracks in Grove street, at an eleva- 

25 tion of not less than ten (10) feet above 

26 city datum. Thence said roadbeds and 

27 tracks of the Grove Street Branch of the 

28 Chicago and Alton Railroad shall con- 

29 tinue in a southerly direction on their 

30 present roadbed and tracks for a dis- 

31 tance of about 1,380 feet to a point about 

32 200 feet northeast of the east line of But- 

33 ler street produced, where an elevation 

34 of not less than 10.6 feet above city 

35 datum shall be attained. Thence said 

36 roadbeds and tracks shall continue in a 

37 southerly and westerly direction on a 

38 descending gradient of about 0.30 per 

39 centum for a distance of about 200 feet, 

40 where an elevation of not less than 10.1 

41 feet above city datum shall be attained. 

42 Thence said roadbeds and tracks shall 

43 continue in a westerly and southerly di- 

44 rection on an ascending gradient of about 

45 0.4 in a distance of about 650 feet to a 

46 point about on the west line of Wallace 

47 street produced, where an elevation of 

48 not less than 10.5 feet above city datum 

49 shall be attained. Thence said roadbeds 

50 and tracks shall continue in a westerly 

51 and southerly direction on an ascend 

52 ing gradient of about 1.36 per centum 

53 for a distance of about 850 feet to a 

54 point about 250 feet east of the east 

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feet above city datum shall be at- 
tained. Thence said elevated roadbeds 
and tracks shall continue on a level grade 
for a distance of about 370 feet to a point 
about 50 feet west of the west line of 
South Halsted street, where an elevation 
of not less than 22.0 feet above city datum 
shall be attained. 

Thence said elevated roadbeds and side 
tracks of said Chicago and Alton Rail- 
road Company shall continue southerly 
and westerly on any gradient convenient 
and practicable to said railroad company, 
provided that said side tracks are ele- 
vated at all intersecting streets at a 
height equal to that established for the 
main tracks of said company, as specified 
in Section 1, Paragraph 2, of this ordi- 
nance. 

Paragraph 4. From the most desirable 
on the existing roadbeds and tracks, at 
or near the bridge of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal, the roadbeds and tracks 
of the Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Company, the Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Railroad Company and the Pittsburg, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 
way Company shall rise on the most suit- 
able gradient convenient and practicable 
to said railroad companies, to a point 
about on the north line of West Thirty- 
fifth street, where an elevation of not 
less than 23.5 feet above city datum shall 
be attained; and crossing at grade in 
said last mentioned course the proposed 
elevated roadbed and tracks of the Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks of said rail- 
road company shall continue in a south- 
erly and easterly direction and on a level 
grade for a distance of about 3,100 feet 
to a point about on the east line of West- 
ern Avenue boulevard, where an eleva- 
tion of not less than 23.5 feet above city 
datum shall be attained ; thence said ele- 
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28 in a southerly and easterly direction, and 

29 shall descend on the most suitable 

30 gradient convenient and practicable to 

31 said railroad companies to a connection 

32 with their present roadbeds and tracks. 

Paragraph 5. The railroad companies 

2 named in this ordinance are hereby au- 

3 thorized to make such connection with, 

4 and such changes in the position and 

5 alignment of their respective main and 

6 side tracks and switch connections on the 

7 elevated roadbeds and tracks of any or 

8 all of them, as may be desirable, in order 

9 to carry out the provisions of this ordi- 
10 nance. 

Paragraph 6. Permission and author- 

2 ity is hereby given to the Chicago and 

3 Alton Railroad Company to elevate the 

4 "Y" tracks of its main line where the 

5 same connects with the tracks of the 

6 Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago 

7 Railroad south of the railroad bridge 

8 across the South Branch of the Chicago 

9 River in Stewart avenue; and to make 

10 such changes in their location as said 

11 company may deem necessary in order to 

12 carry out the provisions of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 7. Permission and author- 

2 ity are hereby given to the Chicago and 

3 Alton Railroad Company, Pittsburg, Cin- 

4 cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 

5 Company, the Chicago Terminal Transfer 

6 Company, and the Union Stock Yards 

7 and Transit Company to elevate their 

8 U Y" tracks and connections, where the 

9 same are located at or near the crossing 

10 of the Chicago and Alton Railroad near 

11 Campbell avenue, and to make such 

12 changes in the location as said companies 

13 may deem necessary in order to carry out 

14 the provisions of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 8. All elevation of railroad 

2 tracks mentioned in this ordinance shall 

3 refer to the top of rail. 



Section 2. The embankment 



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2 bankments on which said elevated road- 

3 beds shall be constructed within the 

4 aforesaid limits, shall be composed of 

5 sand, clay, gravel, loam, broken stone 

6 and whatever else may compose the sur- 

7 plus material excavated from the subways 

8 and from the foundation pits and trenches 

9 along the line of said work. The side 
1.0 slopes and lateral dimensions of said em- 

11 bankments will be fixed and determined 

12 by the natural angle of repose of the 

13 materials of which said embankments 

14 may be constructed, but whenever it may 

15 become necessary for the purpose of 

16 keeping said embankments entirely within 

17 the lines of the right of ways of- said 

18 companies, such portion of said embank 

19 ments at all such points, shall be kept 

20 within said right of way lines, or they 

21 shall be confined between retaining walls 

22 of stone or brick masonry; provided, 

23 however, that whenever said retaining 

24 walls are of sufficient height to properly 

25 protect said right of way and to prevent 

26 trespassing thereon, then said retaining 

27 walls as aforesaid shall be surmounted 

28 with a suitable fence or railing, but 

29 whenever said retaining walls are not 

30 used at all the right of ways of said com- 

31 panies shall be fenced in, or otherwise 

32 properly enclosed, in compliance with the 

33 present ordinances of the City of Chicago 

34 relating to the fencing of railroad tracks. 
Section 3. The said elevated tracks 

2 shali be carried across all intersecting 

3 streets, avenues and alleys which by the 

4 terms of this ordinance are to be provided 

5 with subways, on suitable bridges of one, 

6 two, three or four spans, whose super- 

7 structure shall consist of iron or steel 

8 main girders, with iron or steel main 

9 floor, or ordinary track stringers; but 

10 should the latter method be adopted, 

11 some suitable device shall be provided to 

12 prevent storm water, dirt, oil and other 

13 substances from dropping from such ele- 

14 vated structure upon the subways be- 



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15 neath. The said bridges shall be s'up- 

16 ported on abutments of concrete, stone 

17 or brick masonry, or on rows of iron or 

18 steel columns, braced together laterally 

19 and erected on and anchored to masonry 

20 foundations, constructed within the 

21 lines of the railroad's right of way and 

22 in curb lines of the intersecting avenues 

23 and streets. 

Section 4. Paragrap 1. Subways 

2 shall be constructed beneath the Atchi- 

3 son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Com- 

4 pany, the Chicago, Madison and Northern 

5 Railroad Company and the Chicago and 

6 Alton Railroad Company, where said 

7 tracks are intersected and crossed by 

8 Twenty-second street, Canal street, 

9 Grove street, Wallace street, South Hal- 

10 sted street, Salt street, Quarry 

11 street, Mary street, Stark street, Throop 

12 street, Farrell street, Bonfleld street, 

13 South Loomis street, Fuller street, 

14 .Church street, Lock street, and South 

15 Ashland avenue. 

16 Provided, That when the tracks of the 

17 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 
IS Company, the Chicago, Madison and 

19 Northern Railroad Company and the 

20 Chicago and Alton Railroad Company 

21 shall be elevated and a subway constructed 

22 thereunder at the intersection of said 

23 tracks with South Halsted street, sub- 

24 stantially as required by the terms and 

25 conditions of this ordinance, the condi- 

26 tions, requirements and obligations im- 

27 posed upon said Chicago, Madison and 

28 Northern Railroad Company by Section 

29 ten (10) of the ordinance granting cer- 

30 tain rights to that company and the Chi- 

31 cago and Alton Railroad Company, 

32 passed by the City Council of the City of 

33 Chicago on the first day of .August, 1889, 

34 and approved by the Mayor of said city 

35 on the fifth day of August, 1889, shall be 

36 thereby superseded; and provided fur- 

37 ther, that it is not intended hereby to 



38 alter or effect the legal rights or equities 

39 of the railroad companies concerned or 

40 interested in the provisions of the afore- 

41 said ordinance of August first, 1889, as 

42 between themselves. 

Paragraph 2. A subway shall be con- 

2 structed beneath the tracks of the Atchi- 

3 son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Com- 

4 pany and the Chicago, Madison and 

5 Northern Railroad Company where said 

6 tracks are intersected and crossed by 

7 Robinson street and Wood street. 

Paragraph 3. Subways shall be con- 

2 structed beneath the tracks of the Chi- 

3 cago and Alton Railroad Company where 

4 said tracks are intersected and crossed by 

5 West Thirty-first street, South Wood 

6 street, West Thirty-third street, South 

7 Robey street, West Thirty-fourth street, 

8 South Hoyne avenue. West Thirty-fifth 

9 street, South Leavitt street (West Thirty- 

10 sixth street and Oakley avenue) , Western 

11 Avenue boulevard, South Western ave- 

12 nue, "New" South Campbell avenue, 

13 South Rockwell street, South Washtenaw 

14 avenue and South California avenue. 

Paragraph 4. Subways shall be con- 

2 structed beneath the tracks of the Pitts- 

3 burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 

4 Railway Company, the Chicago Terminal 

5 Transfer Railroad Company and the 

6 Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 

7 pany where said tracks are intersected 

8 and crossed by Bross avenue, West 

9 Thirty-fifth street, West Thirty-sixth 

10 street, Archer avenue, South Western 

11 avenue and Western Avenue boulevard. 

Paragraph 5. A subway shall be con- 

2 structed beneath the "Y" tracks of the 

3 Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 

4 Louis Railway Company and the Chicago 

5 and Alton Railroad Company where said 

6 "Y" tracks are intersected and crossed 

7 by "New" South Campbell avenue as it 

8 will be located about 82 feet farther west 



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Paragraph 6. The subways mentioned 

2 in Section 4, Paragraph 1, of this ordi- 

3 nance are to be constructed jointly by the 

4 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 

5 Company, the Chicago, Madison and 

6 Northern Railroad Company and the 

7 Chicago and Alton Railroad Company; 

8 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 

9 Railroad Company shall construct all 

10 that portion of said subway lying south 

11 of its north line of right of way ; and the 

12 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 

13 Company shall construct all that portion 

14 of said subways lying between its right 

15 of way lines: and the Chicago and Alton 

16 Railroad Company shall construct the re- 

17 maining portion of said subways lying 

18 north of the south line of its right of 

19 way, and said above mentioned companies 

20 shall jointly construct the north and 

21 south approaches to the several subways 

22 mentioned in Section 4, Paragraph 1, of 

23 this ordinance. 

Paragraph 7. The subways in Robin- 

2 son street and Wood street mentioned in 

3 Section 4, Paragraph 2, of this ordinance 

4 shall be constructed jointly by the Atchi- 

5 son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Com- 

6 pany and the Chicago, Madison and 

7 Northern Railroad Company ; and the 

8 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 

9 Company shall construct that portion and 

10 south approaches of said subway lying 

11 south of the north line of its right of 

12 way; and the Chicago, Madison and 

13 Northern Railroad Company shall con- 

14 struct the remaining portion and north 

15 approaches of said subway lying north of 

16 the south line of its right of way. 

Paragraph 8. The subways in Section 

2 4, Paragraph 4, of this ordinance are to 

3 be constructed jointly by the Pittsburg, 

4 Cincinnati, Chicago and St, Louis Rail- 

5 way Company, the Chicago Terminal 

6 Transfer Railroad Company and the 

7 Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 



8 pany; and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 

9 Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company 

10 shall construct all that portion of said 

11 subways lying west of the east line of its 

12 right @f way ; and the Chicago Terminal 

13 Transfer Railroad Company shall con- 

14 struct all that portion of said subways 

15 lying between its east and west right of 

16 way lines ; and the Union Stock Yards 

17 and Transit Company shall construct the 

18 remaining portion of said subways lying 

19 east of its west line of right of way, and 

20 said above mentioned companies shall 

21 jointly construct the north and south ap- 

22 proaches to the several subways men- 

23 tioned in Section 4, Paragraph 4 of this 

24 ordinance. 

Section 4a. The several subways and 

2 street grade crossings, hereinbefore re- 

3 ferred to in Section 4 of this ordinance, 

4 and which shall be constructed with the 

5 elevations upon which such tracks are to 

6 be placed, shall, as to their size and 

7 dimensions, locations and other details, 

8 be in accordance with the following 

9 schedule: 

Subway in Twenty-second Street, Under the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 
and Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 8.6 feet below present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 3.8 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the west 10 feet beyond the west portal 

7 of subway, and from this west portal the 
S floor of the subway shall continue east- 
9 wardly on a level grade to the east line 

10 of McGlashen street, From this point 

11 the floor of the subway shall continue 

12 eastwardly on a uniformly descending 

13 gradient of about 0.2 per centum for a 

14 distance of about 160 feet to a point 

15 auout 10 feet west of the west portal of 

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17 and Western Indiana Railroad, where 

18 the elevation of the floor of the subway 

19 at such last mentioned point shall not be 

20 less than 3.5 feet above city datum. 

21 From the west portal of the subway 

22 under the Chicago and Alton Railroad 

23 the west approach shall extend on a grade 

24 of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet for 

25 a distance of about 60 feet to a point on 

26 the line of the west curb of Canal street, 

27 where an elevation of about 5.6 feet above 

28 city datum shall be attained, thence said 

29 approach shall continue for a distance of 

30 about 110 feet on a grade of about 4 feet 

31 in 100 feet to a connection with the pres- 

32 ent surface of street east of the Grove 

33 street tracks. 

34 The north and south approaches in 

35 Canal street and the south approach in 

36 McGlashen street shall extend on a grade 

37 of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

38 connection with the present surface of 

39 street. 

40 Width between walls of approaches, 60 

41 feet measured from the north line of 

42 street. 

43 Width of roadway, 44 feet in subway 

44 and approaches. 

45 Width of sidewalks, 8 feet each in sub- 

46 way and approaches. 

47 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

48 uniform with the roadway and about one 

49 foot above the level of the same. Two 

50 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

51 and inside thereof to support girders. 

52 Clear head room, 13.5 feet ®n center 

53 line of subway. 



Subway in Canal street, under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 7.2 feet below the present surface of 

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way not less than 5.0 feet above city 
datum. This level shall extend on the 
south ten feet beyond the south portal of 
subway and on the north ten feet beyond 
the north portal of subway. From this 
level the north approach shall extend on 
a suitable grade to connect with the new 
grade in Twenty-second street, as pro- 
vided in this ordinance; and from the 
level floor of the subway the south ap- 
proach shall extend on a grade not t© ex- 
ceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 
with the present surface of the street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 43 feet. 

Width of sidewalks in subway, 11.5 
feet each. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two 
lines of posts may be placed in said sub- 
way at the curb lines and inside thereof, 
and one line of posts in the center of the 
roadway to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Grove street, under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. 



The depression of streets shall not ex- 
ceed 2.1 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of the subway not less than 10.1 feet 
above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north ten feet beyond the 
north portal of subway and on the south 
ten feet beyond the south portal of sub- 
way. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not less than 
3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 
the present surface of streets, including 
the approaches of Butler street and 
Twenty-third street on the south. 



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15 Width between walls of subway, 33 

16 feet. 

17 Width of roadway, 28 feet in subway. 

18 Width of one sidewalk on the east side 

19 in subway, 5 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

21 side of subway shall be the same as they 

22 now exist. 

23 The depression of the sidewalk shall be 

24 nniform with the roadway and about one 

25 foot above the level of the same. 
26. Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Subway in Wallace street, under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. 

The depression of street shall n©t exceed 
1.5 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of the subway not less than 10.5 feet 
above city datum. This level shall extend 
on the north 10 feet beyond the north por- 
tal of subway and on the south 10 feet be- 
yond the south portal of subway. From 
this level the approaches shall extend on 
a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 
feet to a connection with the present sur- 

12 face of street, including the approaches 

13 in Archer avenue. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 33 feet, 

15 Width of roadway, 28 feet in subway. 

16 Width of one sidewalk on the east side 

17 in subway. 5 feet. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. The depression of sidewalks 

21 shall be uniform with the roadway and 

22 about one foot above the level of the same. 

23 Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Subway in South Halsted street, under the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 
and the Chicago and Alton Railroad. 
(Street, 66 feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 



[1S98 

ceed 4.2 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of the subway not less than 7.5 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend on 
the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 
of subway. From this level the north 
approach shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 5.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of street 
near the south end of South Halsted 
street bridge, and on the south 10 feet 
bepond the south portal of subway. From 
this level the south approach shall extend 
on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 
feet to a connection with the present sur- 
face of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway shall be the same as they now 

exist. 
The depression of sidewalks shall be 

uniform with the roadway and about one 

foot above the level of the same. Two 

lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

and inside thereof and one iine of posts 

in the center of the roadway to support 

girders. 

Clear head room. 13.0 feet. 



Subway in Salt street, under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad ; Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad, and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 55 
feet wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not 

2 exceed 1.6 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of the subway not less than 8.3 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 
10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 



November 28, 



999 



T1898 



11 one foot in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street, 

13 Width between walls of subway, 33 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 28 feet in subway. 

16 Width of one sidewalk on the east side 

17 in subway, 5 feet. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Subway in Quarry street, under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad; 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad, 
and the Chicago and Alton Railroad. 
(Street, 66 feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.9 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 7.0 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 

12 present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet in subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

21 be uniform with the roadway and about 

22 one foot above the level of the same. 

23 Clear head room, 12 feet. 

Subway in Mary street, under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad, and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 55 
Feet Wide). 

The depression of street shall not ex- 



2 ceed 1.7 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 8.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway and on the south 10 feet be- 

8 yond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend 

10 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

11 100 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 55- 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 35 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subways shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway. 

23 Clear head room, 11.0 feet. 

Subway in Stark Street, Under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago' 
Madison and Northern Railroad, and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide) . 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.1 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the floor of subway 

4 not less than 8.9 feet above city datum. 

5 This level shall extend on the north 10 

6 feet beyond the north portal of subway 

7 and on the south 10 feet beyond the south 

8 portal of subway. From this level the 

9 approaches shall extend on a grade of not 

10 to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

11 tion with the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

13 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

14 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

15 subway. 

16 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

17 side of the subway shall be the same as 

18 they now exist. 



November 28, J 



1000 



19 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

20 uniform with the roadway and about one 

21 foot above the level of the same. 

22 Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Subway in Throop street, under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Pe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide) . 

The depression of the street shall not 

2 exceed 4.7 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of the subway not less than 7.5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway, and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. 

23 Clear head room, 13.0 feet. 



Subway in Farrell Street, Under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
. 45 Feet Wide) . 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.9 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 

4 subway not less than 9.5 feet above city 

5 datum. This level shall extend on the 

6 north 10 feet beyond the north portal of 



7 subway and on the south 10 feet beyond 

8 the south portal of subway. From this 

9 level the approaches shall extend on a 

10 grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street. 

17 Width between walls of subway, 45 

18 feet. 

19 Width of roadway, 33 feet. 

20 Width of sidewalks, 6 feet each in sub- 

21 way. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about one 

24 foot above the level of the same. 

25 Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Subway in Bonfield street, under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
56 feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.8 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 9.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway, and on the south 10 feet 

8 beyond the south portal of subway. 

9 From this level the approaches shall ex- 

10 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

11 in 100 feet to a connection with the pres- 

12 ent surface ©f street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 56 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 36 feet. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway and about one 

23 foot above the level of the same. 

24 Clear head room 11.0 feet. 



i 



November 28,1 



1001 



[1898 



Subway in South Loomis street, under the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad, 
and the Chicago and Alton Railroad. 
(Street, 66 feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 3.7 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 8.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway, and on the south 10 feet 

8 beyond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend 

10 on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway. 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width @f roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway, shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway, and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. 

23 Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Fuller Street, Under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.6 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the floor of the subway 

4 not less than 8.5 feet above city datum. 

5 This level shall extend on the north 10 

6 feet beyond the north portal of subway, 

7 and on the south 10 feet beyond the south 

8 portal of subway. From this level the 

9 approaches shall extend on a grade of 

10 not to .exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

11 connection with the present surface of 

12 streets, including the approach into Short 

13 street. 



14 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width ©f roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway, shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

22 be uniform with the roadway, and about 

23 one foot above the level of the same. 

24 Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 

25 lines and inside thereof to support gird- 

26 ers. 

27 Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Church Street, Under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
59 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 1.1 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the floor of the subway not 

4 less than 9.5 feet above city datum. This 

5 level shall extend on the north 10 feet 

6 beyond the north portal of subway, and 

7 on the south 10 feet beyond the south 

8 portal of subway. From this level the 

9 approaches shall extend on a grade of not 

10 to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

11 tion with the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 59 feet. 

13 Width of roadway, 39 feet in subway. 

14 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

15 subway. 

16 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

17 side of subway shall be the same as they 

18 now exist. 

19 Clear head room, 11.0 feet. 



Subway in Lock Street, Under the Atchison 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad, and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 



November 28,] 



1002 



2 ceed 2.5 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 8.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway, and on the south 10 feet 

8 beyond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 

10 a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of the sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. 

23 Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in South Ashland avenue, under the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad, 
and the Chicago and Alton Railroad. 
(Street 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not 

2 exceed 4.9 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less less than 7.5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 
north portal of subway and on the south 
10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 
way. From this xevei the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 
the present surface of street ; including 
the approach into May street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 
feet. 



Width of .roadway, 42 feet in subway. 
Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 



19 
20 
21 
22 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 
29 



|~1898 

Width; of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of subway shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two 
lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 
and inside thereof, and one line of posts 
in the center of the roadway to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 13.0 feet 



Subway in Robinson Street, Under the Atch- 
ison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad. 
(Street 33 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not 
exceed 3 7 feet below the present surface 
of tracks, making the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 8.8 feet 
above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 
north portal of subway and on the south 
10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 
way. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 
the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 33 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 25 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 4 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of subway shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway, and about 
one foot above the level of the same. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Wood Street, Under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad. (Street 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not 



November 28.] 



1003 



[1898 



2 exceed 7.5 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making; the elevation of the 

4 floor of the subway not less than 9.2 feet 

5 above citv datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal' of subway, and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street, including; 

13 the approach into West Thirty-fifth 

14 street. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 66 

16 feet. 

17 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

18 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

19 subway. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

21 side of subway shall be the same as they 

22 now exist. 

23 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadway and about 
"25 one foot above the level of the same. 

26 Clear head room, 12 feet. 

27 Provided, however, that the said Atchi- 

28 son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Com- 

29 pany and the Chicago,Madison and North- 

30 ern Railroad Co. shall not be required 

31 to construct any part of this subway or 

32 to provide any opening whatever of this 

33 street across ©r through its proposed ele- 

34 vated embankment or structure, as re- 

35 quired by the terms of this ordinance, 

36 until such time as the land necessary for 

37 a continuous street 66 feet in width for 

38 at least one-half of a mile in length upon 

39 each side of the right of way of said rail- 

40 road companies shall have been properly 

41 dedicated or condemned for public street 

42 purposes, and said street shall have been 

43 graded or otherwise properly prepared 

44 for the general use of the public. 



Subway in West Thh'ty-first street, Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.3 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 8.7 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway, and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 ©f subway. From this level the ap- 
proaches shall extend on a grade of not 
to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 
tion with the present surface of streets, 
including the approaches of Robinson 

14 street and Market Square. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 66 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadways and sidewalks out- 
side of subway shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

The depression of the sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadway and about 
one foot above the level of the same. 

26 Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 

27 lines and inside thereof to support gird- 

28 ers. 

29 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in South Wood Street, Under the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 1.3 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the floor of the subway 

4 not less than 8.8 feet above city datum. 

5 This level shall extend on the northwest 

6 10 feet beyond the northwest portal of 

7 subway, and on the southeast 10 feet be- 

8 yond the southeast portal of subway. 

9 From this level the approaches shall ex- 
10 tend on a grade of not t© exceed 3.5 feet 



November 28,] 



1004 



11 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

12 present surface of streets, including the 

13 approaches in West Thirty-second street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 42 feet. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadways and sidewalks shall 

19 be the same as they now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. Two 

23 lines of pests may be placed in curb lines 

24 and inside thereof to support girders. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-third Street, Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad (West 
Thirty-third Street, 66 Feet Wide). 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 1.8 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 9.1 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of street, 

13 including the approach in South Lincoln 

14 street, as it shall be changed so as to con- 

15 form to the lines of street as hereinafter 

16 specified in Section 15 of this ordinance. 

17 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

20 subway. 

21 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

22 side of subway shall be the same as they 

23 now exist. 

24 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

25 be uniform with the roadway and about 

26 one foot above the level of the same. 



27 Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 

28 lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

29 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in South Robey Street, Under the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.9 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 9.2 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway, and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 42 feet. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway pnd about one 

23 foot above the level of the same. Two 

24 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

25 and inside thereof to support girders. 

26 Clear headroom, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-fourth street, Under 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 0.8 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.3 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond* the north- 

7 west portal of subway, and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 



November 28, 



1005 



1898 



9 of subway. ^Prom this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of street, 

13 including the approach into Lundys 

14 avenue. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 66 

16 feet. 

17 Width of roadway, 42 feet. 

18 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

19 subway. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

21 side of subway shall be the same as they 

22 now exist. Two lines of posts may be 

23 placed in curb lines and inside thereof to 

24 support girders. 

25 Clear headroom 12 feet. 



Subway in South Hoyne Avenue, Under Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad. (Avenue, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed one foot below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 9.4 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade not to 

11 exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 

12 with the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 42 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression ©f sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. Two 

23 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

24 and inside thereof to support girders. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-fifth Street, Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.4 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 8.0 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of streets; 

13 including the approaches into South 

14 Hamilton avenue, as it shall be changed 

15 so as to conform to the lines of street, as, 

16 hereinafter specified in Section 15 of this, 

17 ordinance. 

18 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

19 Width of roadway, 42 feet. 

20 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

21 subway. 

22 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

23 side of subway shall be the same as they 

24 now exist. 

25 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

26 be uniform with the roadway and about 

27 one foot above the level of the same. Two 

28 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

29 and inside thereof to support girders. 

30 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in South Leavitt Street, Under the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide) . 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.4 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevetion of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 9.6 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 



November 28, 



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[1898 



10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same ae they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. Two 

23 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

24 and inside thereof to support girders. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-sixth Street, Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide). 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.0 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.7 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway, and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond tbe southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 

12 nection with the present surface of 

13 streets, including the approach into 

14 Oakley avenue. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet in each 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
U0 side of subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about ®ne 

24 foot above the level of the same. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Western Avenue Boulevard, under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Boule- 
vard, 200 feet wide.) 

This subway shall be constructed of such 

2 dimensions and according to such plans as 

3 may be agreed upon between the South 

4 Park Commissioners and said Chicago and 

5 Alton Railroad Company. 



Subway in South Western Avenue, under the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Avenue, 60 
feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 

2 5.5 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.9 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway, and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not to 

11 exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 

12 with the present surface of street. 

1 3 Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 

18 of subway shall be the same as they now 

19 exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. Two 

23 lines of posts maybe placed in curb lines 

24 and inside thereof to support girders. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in New South Campbell Avenue, 
Under the Main Tracks of the Chicago and 
Alton Railroad, and the " Y " Connecting 
Tracks of the Chicago and Alton Railroad 
Company and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St, Louis Railway Company. 
(Avenue, 50 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
2 ceed 4.6 feet below the present surface 



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of tracks, making the elevation of the 
floor of subway not less than 10.0 feet 
above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 
north portal of subway under the "Y" 
connecting- track of the Chicago and 
Alton Railroad Company, and on the 
south 10 feet beyond the south portal of 
subway under the "Y" connecting- 
tracks of the Pittsburg-, Cincinnati, Chi- 
cago and St. Louis Railway Company. 
From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 
in 100 feet to a connection with the pro- 
posed new street as it shall be changed so 
as to conform to the lines of street as 
hereinafter specified in Section 15 of this 
ordinance. 

Width between walls of subway, 50 feet. 

Width of roadway, 38 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 6 feet each. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in South Rockwell Street, Under the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.7 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.8 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway and on the south 10 feet be- 

8 yond the south portal of subway. From 
this level the approaches shall extend on 
a grade of 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the present surface of street. 

Width between wails of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

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side of subway, shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in South Washtenaw Avenue, Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Avenue 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 4.9 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 9.7 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend on 
the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 
of subway, and on the south 10 feet 
beyond the south portal of subway. From 
this level the approaches shall extend on 
a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 
feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 
Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of subway shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

The depression o'f sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two 
lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 
and inside thereof to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in South California Avenue, Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Avenue 
66 Feet Wide. ) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.8 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 



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7 of subway, and on the south 10 feet be- 

8 yond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 

10 a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about 

22 one foot above the level of the same. 

23 Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 

24 lines and inside thereof to support 

25 girders. 

26 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Grade Crossing at South Albany Avenue 
over the Chicago and Alton Railroad, 
(Avenue, 66 feet wide.) 

The above named railroad company 

2 shall construct at the intersection of South 

3 Albany avenue, with the elevated road- 

4 beds and tracks on the declining grade 

5 from South California avenue to a point 

6 west of South Albany avenue across the 

7 roadbeds and tracks, a sufficient crossing 

8 of said South Albany avenue, and said 

9 company shall construct approaches from 

10 the north and south in South Albany ave- 

11 nue, upon gradients from the present sur- 

12 face of said street and not to exceed 3.5 

13 feet in 100 feet, and said crossing shall be 

14 well and sufficiently planked across said 

15 approach, and said plank crossing shall be 

16 of the full width of the roadway of South 

17 Albany avenue. Said railroad com pan v 

18 shall also construct a wooden sidewalk 

19 eight (8) feet in width on each side of 

20 said avenue within the limits of said rail- 

21 road company's right of way. 



Subway in Bross avenue, under the Pittsburg- 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway, 
Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad, Union 
Stock Yards and Transit Companies Rail- 
road. (Avenue, 80 feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 12 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 9.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the east 10 feet beyond the east portal of 

7 subway and on the west 10 feet beyond 

8 the west portal of subway. From this 

9 level the approaches shall extend on a 

10 grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street, including the approach 

13 in South Campbell avenue. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 50 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 38 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 6 feet each in sub- 

18 way. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

20 side of subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about one 

24 foot above the level of the same. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-fifth Street, Under 
the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway, Chicago Terminal Tranfer 
Railroad, Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Company's Railroad. (Street 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 10.1 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of the subway not less than 8.5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the east 10 feet beyond the east 

7 portal of subway and on the west 10 feet 

8 beyoni the west portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 
10 a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 



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11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street, including the approach 

13 into New South Campbell avenue. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 66 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

20 side of subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

23 be uniform with the roadway and about 

24 one foot above the level of the same. 

25 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-sixth Street, Under 
the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway, Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Railroad, Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Company Railroad. (Street, 66 Feet Wide.) 
The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 7.1 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 10.0 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the east 10 feet beyond the east 

7 portrl of subway and on the west 10 feet 

8 beyond the west portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 

10 a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present sur- 

12 face of street, including the approach 

13 into New South Campbell avenue. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 66 

15 feet, 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 

18 way. 

19 Winth of roadway and sidewalks ©ut- 

20 side of subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about one 

24 foot above the level of the same. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Archer Avenue, Under the Pitts- 
burg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway, Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road, Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 
pany's Railroad. (Avenue 60 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 5.4 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 8.5 feet above 
city datum. This level shall* extend on 
the east 10 feet beyond the east portal of 
subway and on the west 10 feet beyond 
the west portal of subway. From this 
level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet 
to a connection with the present surface 
of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 60 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of the subway shall be the same as 
they now exist. 

The depression of the sidewalks shall 
be uniform with the roadway and about 
one foot above the level of the same. 



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Subway in Southwestern Avenue, Under the 
Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway ; Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Railroad, Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Company's Railroad. (Avenue, 60 Feet 
Wide.) 



The depression of street shall not ex- 
ceed 3.4 feet below the present surface of 
tracks, making the elevation of the floor 
of subway not less than 10.0 feet above 
city datum. This level shall extend on 
the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 
of subway, and on the south 10 feet 
beyond the south portal of subway. From 
this level the approaches shall extend on 
a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 
feet to a connection with the present 



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12 surface of street, including the west ap- 

13 proach at Thirty-ninth street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 60 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 40 feet. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

20 side of* subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about one 

24 foot above the level of the same. Two 

25 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

26 and inside thereof, and one line of posts 

27 in the center of roadway t© support gird- 

28 ers. 

29 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Western Avenue Boulevard, Un- 
der the Pittsburg, Cinciannati, Chicago 
and St. Louis Railway, Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad and Union Stock Yards 
and Transit Company's Railroad. (Boule- 
vard, 200 Feet Wide.) 

This subway sh^ll be constructed of 

2 such dimensions and according to such 

3 plans as may be agreed upon between the 

4 South Park Commissioners and the above 

5 mentioned railroad companies. 

Section 4b. The grade of all the 

2 streets that intersect the approaches to 

3 subways described in Section 4 of this or- 

4 dinance shall be depressed so as to con- 

5 form to the grade of the approaches into 

6 such subways. 

Section 4c. In the several subways 

2 mentioned in this ordinance there shall 

3 be constructed a vertical curve where the 

4 head of approaches connects with the 

5 present grade of street, and said vertical 

6 curve shall extend not less than 20 feet 

7 each side of said intersection of grades, 

8 and the middle ordinate of the vertical 

9 curve shall be equal to one-half of the 



10 difference between the elevation of the 

11 points on said intersecting grades. 

Section 5. Ail such excavations shall 

r2 be made in the streets, as may be, re- 

3 quired for the depression of such sub- 

4 ways and the approaches thereto. But the 

5 depressed portion of the streets shall be 

6 restored to serviceable condition for the 

7 use of the public as soon as practicable, 

8 and all water pipes, conduits, sewers and 

9 other similar substructures belonging to 

10 the city that may be disturbed by such 

11 excavations, or required to be moved or 

12 deflected from the position in which they 

13 are found, shall be replaced, or suitable 

14 expedients and arrangements shall be de- 

15 vised and provided to restore them as 

16 fully as may be to their former state of 

17 usefulness, but the gradients of the sewers 

18 shall not be reduced in any event. All 

19 such work shall be done by the respective 

20 railroad companies, as indicated in Sec- 

21 tion 4a, at their sole expense, and under 

22 the immediate supervision and to the sat- 

23 isfaction of the Commissioner of Public 

24 Works of the City of Chicago. And if 

25 in the construction of any of said sub- 

26 ways or approaches it shall become neces- 

27 sary to disturb, remove or destroy any 

28 pipes, conduits, wires or other property 

29 belonging to any private corporation or 

30 individual, all of the cost and expense 

31 thereof and all damages thereto shall be 

32 borne and assumed by the City of Chicago, 

33 and the said city will, by condemnation, 

34 purchase or otherwise secure to said rail- 

35 way company the free and uninterrupted 

36 right to prosecute its work, and will save 

37 the said railway company harmless from 

38 any and all claims, demands and suits 

39 arising therefrom, and all damages which 

40 may be recovered therefor. 

Section 6. The grade of all the streets 

2 and alleys in which any subways are to be 

3 built, in accordance with the provisions 

4 of this ordinance, or where streets shall 



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5 be depressed in accordance with the pro- 

6 visions of this ordinance along the line of 

7 the several subways, shall be and the 

8 same are hereby changed so as to conform 

9 to the grades of said subways as they 

10 shall be depressed and constructed pur- 

11 suant to the provisions of this ordinance. 

Section 7. Provision shall be made 

2 for the drainage of the several depressed 

3 subways provided for in this ordinance by 

4 the construction of receiving basins prop- 

5 erly located in or immediately adjacent 

6 to said subways, which said receiving 

7 basins shall be connected with and dis- 

8 charge their contents into the adjacent 

9 city sewers. In case the lowest point of 

10 the surface of any of said subways shall 

11 be below the grade of the adjacent sewers 

12 some other adequate means of drainage 

13 satisf acterj'- to the Commissioner of Public 

14 Works must be devised and provided by 

15 said railroad companies at their expense. 

Section 8, Paragraph 1. The subways 

2 and approaches thereto so to be con- 

3 structed by said companies in said streets 

4 and avenues aforesaid, shall all conform 

5 to the following structural requirements, 

6 viz. : The roadways shall be paved with 

7 a course of vitrified brick of standard 

8 quality, laid at right angles with the curb 

9 lines and set upon a solid foundation of 

10 hydraulic cement concrete of not less 

11 than six (6) inches thick or deep when 

12 solidly tamped in place and otherwise 

13 finished and properly crowned ready for 

14 the brick wearing surface, between which, 

15 and the concrete, there shall be interposed 

16 a layer of screened sand not less than one- 

17 half inch thick. The curb shall be of 

18 sound, hard limestone of standard dimen- 

19 sions and finish, and the sidewalks in sub- 

20 ways shall be finished and pa*ved with 

21 Portland cement concrete of standard 

22 quality and workmanship, and the curb- 

23 ing and roadway paving shall be made, 

24 finished and put in permanent place in 



25 accordance with the requirements of the 

26 Department of Public Works of the City 

27 of Chicago. The approaches of subways 

28 shall be excavated to the grade established 

29 by this ordinance, and shall be in all 

30 other respects restored as near as may be 

31 to their condition before being so exca- 

32 vated. 

Paragraph 2. As to the streets in this 

2 section mentioned, which are already 

3 paved or provided with sidewalks, such 

4 paving and sidewalks shall be restored 

5 with the present material, when the same 

6 is in good condition, by said railroad 

7 company or companies, except that said 

8 railroad company or companies are not 

9 required to restore any part of the paving 

10 of approaches or subways which it may 

11 be the duty of any street railway company 

12 or other coporation, itself to restore under 

13 existing laws and ordinances. 



Paragraph 3. Said company or com- 
panies shall pave the entire length and 
width of the roadway in such portions ©f 
the subways as are required to be con- 
structed by said company or companies 
as is mentioned in this ordinance, except 
that such company or companies shall 
not be required to pave any part of the 
subways to be occupied by or adjacent to 
street railway tracks, which, by reason of 
existing laws or ordinances, it will be the 
duty of any street railway company or 
other corporation itself to pave. 

Paragraph 4. Any street railway com- 
pany occupying any of the streets in the 
City of Chicago, crossed by said elevated 
railway or either of said companies, shall, 
when as the grade of such street shall be 
changed, as in this ordinance provided, at 
its own expense, without claim for dam- 
ages, conform the grade of its track or 
tracks to the said change of grade of said 
street, and nothing in this ordinance 
shall operate or be held to relieve such 
street railway companies from any liabil- 



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13 ity now existing, however created, to pave 

14 or bear the expense of paving such streets 

15 between or on either side of the rails of 

16 its said, tracks in the manner and form 

17 as now required. 

Paragraph 5. Nothing in this ordi- 

2 nance contained sball be so construed as 

3 to require the said railway companies or 

4 any of them to assume or pay any direct, 

5 incidental or consequential damages to 

6 adjacent property or business caused by 

7 the passage and enforcement of this ordi- 

8 nance, or by the excavation, depression 

9 or change of grade made in any of the 

10 public avenues, streets or alleys, or by 

11 the elevation of the tracks of any of said 

12 railway companies as herein required to 

13 be elevated, or to defend any suit or suits 

14 which may be brought against any party 

15 or parties for the recovery of any such 

16 damages, be it understood, and the City 

17 of Chicago hereby agrees that all such 

18 damages, if any there shall be, shall be 

19 adjusted and paid by the City of Chicago, 

20 and said city will and hereby agrees to 

21 assume the defense of any and all suits 

22 brought for the recovery of all such al- 

23 leged damages intervening therein, if 

24 necessary for the purpose, and will wholly 

25 relieve said railway companies from de- 

26 fending the same, and hereby assumes 

27 and agrees to pay all judgments recovered 

28 against any of said railway companies 

29 therein. The above stipulations in this 

30 paragraph are, however, upon the condi- 

31 tion precedent that, in case any suit be 

32 brought against any of said companies, 

33 said companies will, before the last day 

34 to plead therein, give notice in writing of 

35 such suit and of such service to the 

36 Mayor and the Corporation Counsel of 

37 said city, for the purpose of enabling 

38 such defense to be made by the city. 

Section 9. All the work hereinbefore 

2 in this ordinance requited to be done by 

3 said company or companies, upon or in 



4 connection with the public avenues and 

5 streets of the city, shall be done and per- 

6 formed under the superintendence and 

7 subject to the inspection and approval of 

8 the Commissioner of Public Works ©f 

9 said city. At least ten (10) days prior to 

10 the commencement of any part of such 

11 work the plans and specifications therefor 

12 shall be submitted to said Commissioner 

13 of Public Works for his examination, 

14 and if found to be in accordance with the 

15 provisions of this ordinance, in so far as 

16 this ordinance contains specific provi- 

17 sions, and in the absence of such specific 

18 provisions if they shall be satisfactory to 

19 the Commissioner of Public Works in 

20 regard to matters and details which by 

21 this ordinance are left to his discretion 

22 and judgment, such plans shall be ap- 

23 proved by him, and after such approval 

24 all ©f the work outlined and included 

25 therein shall be constructed in strict con- 

26 formity therewith. 

Section 10. Permission and authority 

2 are hereby given to said companies, when- 

3 ever the same shall be necessary in the 

4 prosecution of the w ork which they are 

5 herein authorized or required to perform, 

6 to obstruct temporarily any public street, 

7 avenue or alley to such extent, and for 

8 such length of time as may be approved 

9 by the Commissioner of Public Works, 

10 and they are also herebj^ authorized, 

11 whenever the same shall be necessary, to 

12 erect and maintain temporary structures 

13 and false work in any of said streets and 

14 avenues during the construction of their 

15 said elevated railway tracks, subject to 

16 like approval of the Commissioner of 

17 Public Works. 



Section 11. When the said railr< 
in Section 1 of this ordinance mentioned, 
shall have elevated their respective tracks 
in accordance with this ordinance, so 
that the same shall be ready for use, then 
and thereupon all provisions of the ordi- 



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7 nances of the City of Chicago relating to 

8 the speed of railway trains, the length ©f 

9 trains, the number of cars to constitute a 

10 train, and the maintenance of gates, flag- 

11 men, watchmen, signals and signal tow- 

12 ers, and the ringing of bells, shall cease 

13 to be applicable to said railroads ; pro- 

14 vided, however, that this ordinance is 

15 not to be construed as a waiver or surren- 

16 der by the City ®f Chicago of any of its 

17 police powers or of the right at any time 

18 hereafter to pass necessary and reason- 

19 able police ordinances in relation to the 
'20 matters last above enumerated. After 

21 such elevation, it shall be unlawful for 

22 any person or persons, save employes of 

23 said companies, or either of them, in the 

24 discharge of their duties, to enter ©r be 

25 upon or to walk along or across the said 

26 elevated structure or railway at any place. 

27 If any person shall willfully trespass 

28 upon said elevated roadway, such person 

29 and all others aiding, abetting or assisting 

30 therein shall be liable to a fine of not less 

31 than five dollars, nor more than one hun- 

32 dred dollars for each and every offense. 

Section 12. Said railway company or 

2 companies mentioned in this ordinance 

3 shall at least ten days prior to the com- 

4 mencement of any part or parts of said 

5 work submit to the Commissioner of 

6 Public Works, for his approval, complete 

7 plans and specifications of said part or 

8 parts of said proposed work, for the pur- 

9 pose of ascertaining whether the same 

10 are in strict compliance with the provi- 

11 sions of this ordinance; and after the 

12 approval of all such plans and specifica- 

13 tions by the Commissioner of Public 

14 Works, all of said work shall be 

15 constructed in strict accordance there- 

16 with, and to the entire satisfaction of the 

17 Commissioner of Public Works, and not 

18 otherwise, except as herein otherwise 

19 provided. 

Section 13. The railway companies 



2 mentioned in Section 1 of this ordinance, 

3 and which are required to elevate their 

4 tracks, shall commence the work of such 

5 elevation on or before the first day of 

6 July, 1900; provided, this ordinance has 

7 been accepted by the said railway com- 

8 panies hereby required to elevate their 

9 tracks, and after such work has been 

10 commenced the same shall be prosecuted 

11 continuously and with all practicable 

12 diligence, and shall be fully and finally 

13 completed ©n or before the thirty-first 

14 day of December, 1903, unless prevented 

15 by strikes or riots or restrained by in- 

16 junction or other order or process of a 

17 court of competent jurisdiction; the time 

18 during which said railway companies 

19 shall be so prevented, as aforesaid, shall 

20 be added to the time hereby given for the 

21 completion of said work ; provided, said 

22 railway companies give notice to the 

23 Corporation Counsel of the City of Chi- 

24 cago of the institution of said legal pro- 

25 ceedings. The City of Chicago shall 

26 thereupon have the right to intervene in 

27 any suit or proceeding brought by any 

28 person or persons seeking to enjoin or 

29 restrain, or in any manner interfere with 

30 the prosecution of said work, and move 

31 for a dissolution of such injunction and 
33 restraining order, and for any other 

33 proper order in such suit. 

34 And it is further distinctly understood 

35 and agreed that if said railway companies, 

36 or either of them, shall be delayed in the 

37 prosecution of said work required to be 

38 done under the provisions of this ordi- 

39 nance, by reason of the obstruction of 

40 pipes, conduits, wires ©r other property 

41 of private corporations or individuals, as 

42 mentioned in Section 5 of this ordinance, 

43 or by reason of any delay on the part of 

44 the City of Chicago, or of any of its 

45 officers in performing the duties imposed 

46 upon the city and its officers by this ordi- 

47 nance in respect to the work herein re- 

48 quired to be done by said railway com- 



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49 ponies, respectively, then and in that case 

50 the time which said railway companies or 

51 either of them shall be so delayed, shall 

52 be added to the three years from July, 

53 1900, during which said companies are 

54 required by the terms of this ordinance 

55 to complete said work. 

Section 14. Each of the companies 

2 required by this ordinance to elevate its 

3 tracks shall do its portion of the work in 

4 accordance with the terms hereof in apt 

5 and proper time, so as not to interfere 

6 with the proper and orderly prosecution 

7 of such work as a whole. Should either 

8 of the companies mentioned in Section 1 

9 of this ordinance fail or neglect, so to 

10 prosecute its work the Commissioner of 

11 Public Works of the City of Chicago 

12 shall have and is hereby given the right, 

13 power and authority to give ten (10) 

14 days' notice in writing to said delinquent 

15 company to prosecute its work. If such 

16 company shall fail or neglect to comply 

17 with said notice, the Commissioner of 

18 Public Works may take charge of and 

19 cause such work to be done, and the ex- 

20 pense thereof shall thereupon be paid by 

21 such delinquent company. 

Section 15. In consideration of "the 

2 r ghts and privileges hereby granted to 

3 the Chicago and Alton Railroad Com- 

4 pany and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chi- 

5 cago and St. Louis Railway Company, 
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said railroad companies shall, on or be- 
fore the commencement of the eievation 
of the tracks as herein provided, procure 
and dedicate for the purpose of public 
streets, the following described property, 
to-wit: 



12 The Chicago and Alton Railroad Cora- 

13 pany shall dedicate, for the purpose of a 

14 public street, all that part of Lots 

15 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32 of 

16 Herrick Steven's Subdivision of east 

17 half (E. y 2 ) of Block 5, Canal Trus- 

18 tees' Subdivision of east half (E. y 2 ) of 



19 Section 31, Township 39 North, Range 

20 14, East of the Third (3d) Principal 

21 Meridian, lying south of and adjoining a 

22 straight line drawn from a point in the 

23 west line of South Lincoln street to a 

24 point of intersection with the north line 

25 of West Thirty-third street, sixty-six 

26 (66) feet northwesterly of and at a right 

27 angle with and parallel to the northwest- 

28 erly line of the Chicago and Alton Rail- 

29 read Company's right of way. 

30 All that part of Lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 

31 24, 25, 26 and 27 of Block 13, of S. J. 

32 Walker's Subdivision of the northwest 

33 quarter (N. W. %) of Section 31, Town- 

34 ship 39 North, Range 14, East of the 

35 Third (3d) Principal Meridan, south 

36 of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 

37 lying south of and adjoining a 

38 straight line drawn from a point 

39 in the west line of South Ham- 

40 ilton avenue to a point of intersection 

41 with the north line of West Thirty-fifth 

42 street, sixty-six (66) feet northwesterly 

43 of and at a right angle with and parallel 

44 to the northwesterly line of the Chicago 

45 and Alton Railroad Company's right of 

46 wav ; also the west thirty-four (34) feet 

47 of Sub-Lots 31 to 40, inclusive, of Albert 

48 Wisner's Subdivision of original Lots 

49 35 to 40, inclusive, in the original " Town 

50 of Brighton" in the southeast quarter (S. 

51 E. i£), Section 36, Township 39 North, 

52 Range 13, East of the Third (3d) Prin- 

53 cipal Meridan. 

54 The Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and 

55 St. Louis Railway Company shall dedi- 

56 cate the following strips of land, to-wit: 

57 The south fifty (50) feet of the east 

58 ninety-two and eight-tenths (92.8) feet of 

59 original Lot 46; the west fifty (50) feet 

60 of the east one hundred forty-two and 

61 eight-tenths (142.8) feet of original Lots 

62 43 and 46; the west thirty-four (34) feet 

63 of Sub-Lot 1, in the Subdivision of 

64 original Lots 22, 27 and 30 (except a strip 



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©f land off of the east side of original 
Lots 22 and 27) ; the west thirty (30) feet 
of Sub-Lots 59 to 82, inclusive, in the 
Subdivision of original Lots 1 to 20; all 
of and in the original "Town of 
Brighton," in the southeast quarter (S. 
E. X) of Section 36, Township 39 North, 
Range 13,East of the Third (3d) Principal 
Meridian; also the west fifty (50) feet of 
the east one hundred and thirty-two (132) 
feet of Blocks 36, 37 and that part of 
Block 38 south of alley in said Block 38 ; 
also the fifty (50) feet north of alley in 
said Block 38, lying within the east and 
west line of the fifty (50) feet proposed 
opening in the south part thereof pro- 
duced north to Bross avenue; all of and 
in S. J. Walker's Subdivision and that 
part south of the Illinois and Michigan 
Canal of the east half (E. %) of the 
northeast quarter (N. E. ^) of Section 
36, Township 39 North, Range 13, East of 
the Third (3rd) Principal Meridian. 



88 In consideration of the benefits accru- 

89 ing to the City of Chicago by the opening 

90 and dedication of a street fifty feet in 

91 width, as herein proposed, for public use, 

92 that so much of such part of South 

93 Campbell avenue as lies between the 

94 south line of Thirty-sixth street and the 

95 north line ®f said u new" street be and the 

96 same is hereby vacated. 

97 In case said Chicago and Alton Rail- 

98 road Company and the Pittsburg, Cin- 

99 cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 

100 Company shall be unable to purchase 

101 said property, or any part thereof de- 

102 scribed in this section, at a price deemed 

103 by said railroad companies to be reason- 

104 able, then the same shall be condemned 

105 by the City of Chicago for street pur- 

106 poses and the compensation and damages 

107 awarded in such proceedings, including 

108 court costs and all other expenses of 

109 litigation that may be incurred in such 

110 condemnation proceedings, shall be paid 



111 by the Chicago and Alton Railroad Com- 

112 pany and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chi- 

113 cago and St. Louis Railway Company in 

114 proportion to their interests as the same 

115 may appear, and said companies shall 

116 have the right to take part in said con- 

117 demnation proceedings in behalf of the 

118 city by counsel especially employed by it, 

119 and shall have the right to have all wit- 

120 nesses that it may name called to testify 

121 in said condemnation proceedings. 

Section 16. In consideration of the 

2 acceptance of this ordinance by the sev- 

3 eral railway companies mentioned in this 

4 ordinance, it is hereby agreed that if the 

5 City of Chicago shall at any time here- 

6 after open and extend any street or 

7 streets, avenue, alley or public way across 

8 the right of way and lands of said com- 

9 pany, such crossing shall be made by sub- 

10 way only, and no claim for compensation 

11 on account of land taken for right of way 

12 of such street or streets, avenue or alley 

13 or public way, will be made by said rail- 

14 way company, and such waiver of com- 

15 pensation shall attach to and run with 

16 such land in the hands of any grantee or 

17 grantees of such railway company, but 

18 the sole cost and expense of the construc- 

19 tion of such subway or subways and of 

20 such bridge or bridges as may be neces- 

21 sary to carry all the tracks on said com- 

22 pany's lands and right of way, and over 

23 such highways, shall be borne and paid 

24 by the City of Chicago without expense 

25 to said railway company mentioned in 

26 this ordinance, and in no case shall any 

27 such bridge or bridges or such subway or 

28 subways so to be built be inferior in any 

29 respect t© the bridges and subways to be 

30 built by the railway company across the 

31 streets provided for in this ordinance. 

32 Such bridges shall conform to the gen- 

33 eral plan of the bridges provided for in 

34 this ordinance, except as to such changes 

35 in the details thereof as may be agreed 

36 upon by the City Engineer of the City of 



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37 Chicago and the Chief Engineer of said 

38 railway company; but in all other re- 

39 spects such crossings shall be constructed 

40 in accordance with the provisions thereof 

41 in respect to streets named in this ordi- 

42 nance. The work of such construction 

43 shall be done by the railway company, 

44 and the amount to be paid by the city for 

45 such work and construction shall not ex- 

46 ceed the actual and reasonable cost 

47 thereof. Said bridges, respectively, shall 

48 support all the tracks of said company 

49 then existing and in use across the lines 

50 ©f the proposed street or streets at the 

51 time of the construction of such subway 

52 across such right of way of said company ; 

53 but said railway company shall not be 

54 required to do any work towards the con- 

55 struction of any such subway or subways 

56 until the cost thereof, as may be esti- 

57 mated by the City Engineer and Chief 

58 Engineer of said railway company, shall 

59 have been first paid over to said railway 

60 company, or deposited in some responsible 

61 bank for its benefit, and to be paid over 

62 to it at once upon the completion of said 

63 work. 

Sectiox 17. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect from and after its passage, ap- 

3 proval and publication; provided, how- 

4 ever, this ordinance shall be null and 

5 void unless each and every one of said 

6 companies which are by this ordinance 

7 permitted and required to elevate their 

8 railroad tracks shall, through their au- 

9 thorized officers, file with the Mayor of 

10 the City of Chicago, within sixty days 

11 from the passage and approval by the 

12 Mayor of this ordinance, agreement or 

13 agreements, duly executed, whereby said 

14 railway companies shall undertake to do 

15 and perform all the matters and things 

16 required of them, respectively, by this 

17 ordinance. After the filing of said agree- 

18 ment or agreements by said companies. 

19 and not before, this ordinance shall not 

20 be materially modified or amended with* 



21 ©ut the consent of either company 

22 affected by any proposed modification, 

23 unless said company or companies shall 

24 be in default in the performance of the 

25 several matters and things required by 

26 this ordinance and undertaken to be done 

27 by such agreement. 

Aid. Barry presented the claim of Chas. 
Voelz for rebate of water tax, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Walker presented a petition and an 
ordinance turning over control of Pine street, 
from Ohio street to Indiana street, to the 
Board of Lincoln Park Commissioners, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Hirsch presented the following order: 

Whereas, The Commissioners of Lincoln 
Park have, by resolution, granted permission 
to Cogan & Pound, contractors, for and on be- 
half of the City of Chicago to build an inter- 
cepting sewer down Sheridan Road boule- 
vard, from Waveland avenue south to Surf 
street, on condition of furnishing a bond 
signed by a surety company in the sum of 
five thousand dollars (|5,000) to guarantee 
their restoring all trees and the roadway in 
as good condition as before the work was 
commenced; and, 

Whereas, Messrs. Cogan & Pound, said 
contractors for such work, have already given 
bond to the City of Chicago in the sum of 
fifty-four thousand dollars ($54,000) covering 
such guarantee; 

JVow, therefore, It is hereby ordered that in 
compliance with the said resolution of the 
said Commissioners the Mayor and the City 
Clerk, under the seal of said city, be and 
hereby are authorized and directed, in con- 
sideration of one dollar ($1), to execute an 
assignment of an interest in said bond to the 
amount of fifteen thousand dollars (115,000) 
to the said Commissioners of Lincoln Park so 
as to guarantee to them by said contractors 
the restoring of all trees and the roadway in 
as good condition as before the work was 
commenced for the construction of said inter- 
cepting sewer and not otherwise. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 



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Ailing-, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Conn©r,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 63. 
Nays — None. 

Aid. Hirsch presented the following- 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have lighted the two lamps in front of the 
Swedish Lutheran Church, at the corner of 
Seminary and Noble avenues. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
erect a lamp post on the east side of Waterloo 
court, 75 feet north of Wellington street. . 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Court Lincoln Lodge, I. O. 
F., to string a banner at the corner of Lincoln 
and Wrightwood avenues, from Dec. 15th to 
Dec. 30th, 1898. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hirsch presented an ordinance re- 
pealing an ordinance for improving Wright- 
wood avenue, from North Clark street to 
Lake View avenue, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing. Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward) , Math— 63. 

Nays— None. 



The following is the ordinance as 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of Wrightwood avenue, from North Clark 
street to Lake View avenue, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 
Wrightwood avenue, from North Clark 
street to Lake View avenue," passed Sep- 
tember 12, 1898, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made under 
the provisions of said ordinance, Docket No. 
23263 of the County Court of said county be 
and the same is hereby annulled: 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Schlake presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to put in service lamp posts 
on West Ravenswood Park, between Wilson 
and Lawrence avenues, as requested in peti- 
tion attached. 

Which was, ©n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the claim of 
Edw. Breen for overtime for extra work, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to "Academy of Our Lady" to 
string telegraph wire from said Academy, at 
95th and Throop streets, to Brainerd Station, 
on the C, R. I. & P. Ry., subject to removal 
in the discretion of the Mayor or Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the claims ©f W. 
D. Bishopp, and H. G. Young & Co. for 
water rebates, and W. C. Hayner for refund 
of building tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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[1898 



Aid. Nelson presented the following reso- 
tion: 

Whereas, Among the trophies acquired 
by the United States Government in the late 
war with Spain, and exhibited by the Gov- 
ernment at the Omaha Exposition, are thir- 
teen (13) fine bronze field pieces captured in 
Cuba; and, 

Whereas, The City of Chicago, the sec- 
ond city in population and importance in the 
United States, contributed nobly of her sons, 
the flower of the youth and chivalry of this 
city, who participated in battles on land and 
sea, in Cuba, Porto Rico and the Phillipine 
Islands; and, 

Whereas, It is fitting and right that, in 
view of the heroic sacrifices made by the 
citizen soldiery of the City of Chicago, that 
some recognition of these services should be 
made on the part of the Government. 

Resolved, That the Honorable, the Secre- 
tary of War, be and he is hereby respectfully 
requested by the City Council, representing 
the people of Chicago, to present four of said 
cannon to the City of Chicago, the same to 
be delivered and placed at suitable intervals 
on the Lake Front Park ; and, 

Further resolved, That the City Clerk is 
hereby instructed to at once forward a copy 
of these resolutions to the Secretary of War. 

Which was, on motion, adopted. 

Aid. Nelson presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the claim ©f Edwin E. Rich- 
ards for refund ®f water tax, placed on file 
November 14th, 1898, be taken from the files 
and re-referred to the Committee on Finance, 
and that said Committee request the Law De- 
partment for a legal opinion as to the validity 
of said tax and of said claim. 

Ordered, That I. F. Dickson be permitted 
to erect a temporary sign, as per request at- 
tached, at No. 272 East Madison street, sub- 
ject to removal at any time by order of the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Nelson presented the following reso- 
lution : 

Resolved, That the police force of this city 
be and they are hereby instructed by this 
Council to render such assistance as may be 
necessary to the Department of Health in its 
efforts to suppress the smoke nuisance by 
warning violators of the law, and making a 
daily report of such cases as occur in their 



districts. Said reports to be furnished the 
Health Department for prosecution. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Mavor presented an ordinance (to- 
gether with sundry petitions) in favor of the 
Chicago City Railway Company for the opera- 
tion of the trolley system on streets where the 
same has hitherto been in operation north of 
22d street, on 18th and on Van Buren streets 
from State street to Wabash avenue, and 
moved to suspend the rules to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Cook, Gunther, Fitch, Ballenberg, 
Cloidt, O'Brien, Martin, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Cullerton, Miller, Colson, Neagle, 
Powers, Mangier, Cannon, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Mavor, Wiora, Math — 22. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Jackson, 
Connor, Murphy, Novak, Hurt, Biewer, 
Francis, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, 
Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Alwart, Brown, Herrman, 
Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Schlake, Butler, 
McCarthy, Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, Darcy, 
Bennett (34th ward)— 40. 

Thereupon, the ordinance was ordered pub- 
lished and referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, S. D. 

The following is the qrdinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That in consideration of the ac- 
ceptance hereof, and the undertaking by the 
Chicago City Railway Company to comply 
with the provisions of this ordinance, permis- 
sion and authority are hereby granted t© the 
said Chicago City Railway Company to oper- 
ate its cars through and by means of the 
electric overhead trolley, over, upon and 
along the streets now u?ed by said Chicago 
City Railway Company where such trolley 
system has hitherto been in operation north 
of Twenty-second street, and also in, upon 
and along Eighteenth street ana Van 
Buren street, from State street to Wabash 
avenue, with the right to make the necessary 
connections between the overhead construe- 



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tion upon Eighteenth street and Van Buren 
street with such construction of said com- 
pany upon Wabash avenue and State street, 
and to place and maintain upon the streets 
herein referred to all necessary poles, wires 
and other forms of overhead construction. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein and hereby granted to said company 
shall only extend during' and until the expi- 
ration of the several franchises hereinbefore 
granted to said company for tracks upon said 
streets herein referred to, and the extension 
or granting of new franchises for tracks 
upon any of said streets to said company 
shall in no way extend the rights herein 
granted. 

Section 3. In the event that said com- 
pany shall, during the life of this ordinance, 
adopt the underground or storage battery 
electric system ©f propulsion upon its lines 
south of Twenty-second street, connecting 
with the lines for which permission and au- 
thority are by this ordinance granted, then 
said company shall, upon notice from the 
Mayor and Commissioner of Public Works so 
to do, adopt said underground or storage bat- 
tery system upon its electric lines in. upon 
and along the streets hereinabove referred 
to, and shall upon said notice, at once and at 
its own expense, take down all poles, wires 
and all other overhead construction hereby 
granted to said company. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and acceptance, provided it shall be accepted 
within thirty (30) days after the passage of 
the same. 

Aid. Wiora presented the following orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
direct the South Chicago City Street Railway 
Company to erect an electric light on 83rd 
street and Superior avenue inside of 30 days. 

Order, For electric light : One light on Av- 
enue H and Ninety-eighth street; one light 
on Avenue H and Ninety-ninth street; one 
light on Avenue H and One Hundredth 
street. 



Ordered, That G he Commissioner of Public 
/Works be and he is hereby directed to direct 
the Baltimore and Ohio, the Lake Shore and 
Michigan Southern and the Pittsburg, Fort 
Wayne and Chicago Railroad Companios to 
erect an electric light on Avenue J, between 
Ninety-ninth and One Hundredth streets; 
this to be in force inside of 30 days after its 
passage. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett (34th ward) presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
W orks be and he is hereby ordered to ad- 
vertise at once for bids and to let the contract 
for cleaning and widening the Stony Island 
Avenue Ditch, from the Calumet Lake to 
79th street, and in 79th street, from Stony 
Island avenue to the Illinois Central Railroad ; 
provided, the contractor will wait for his pay 
until the City Council shall appropriate the 
same, and the City Comptroller is hereby 
ordered to include in his next estimate to the 
City Council the amount of money needed to 
pay said contractor. 

Which was, ®n motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cioidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirseh, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 63. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Bennett (34th ward) presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
W ©rks be and he is hereby ordered to notify 
the 111. Cent. R. R. Co. to lower the iron 
pipe culvert under their main tracks at 79th 
street four feet. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Math presented the claim of H. L. 
Henson for water rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Evaline A. K. Currier 
and Lathrop S. Hodges for redemption of 
tax sale, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson. Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller. Colson. Francis. Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray. 
mer, Smulski. Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon. Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch. 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math- 63. 

Ways — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
out of any moneys that he may deem proper. 
to the County Clerk of Cook County the 
sum of $1,294.68, for the redemption of tax 
certificates, issued against the east half of the 
southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of 
the southwest quarter of Section 35, Town- 
ship 40, Range 13, which were allowed to be 
issued through the failure of the city to carry 
out its agreement with Evaline A. K. Currier 
and Lathrop S. Hodges, and this will be his 
authority for so doing. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of John C. Rossow and Adolph F. 
Kramer for refund of licenses, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the] report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report : 

Chicago, 26th November. 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Tour Committee on Finance, to whom was 
i referred the claim of John C. Rossow for re- 
fund of saloon license, and that of Adolph F. 
Kramer for a rebate of real estate license, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following ordere 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to refund to 
John C. Rossow the sum of -820.49, which, 
through an error in the report ©f the Police 
Department, he overpaid on the second 
period saloon license; also to refund to 
Adolph F. Kramer 825.00, which he paid for 
| a real estate license. 

John Powees. 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of C. F. Kinnally for judgment, 
submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompaning order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 26th November, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of C. F. Kinnally for 
judgment against the city, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
city, in favor of C. F. Kinnally, in the sum 
of $700.00, the same to be in full settlement 
of his claim for damages to his property by 
reason of the building of a subway at 59th 
street and the L. S. & M. S. R. R. tracks. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of C. F. Kimball & Co. for judg- 
ment, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order: 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 26th November, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of C. F. Kimball & Co. 
for judgment against the city, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave t© re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
City of Chicago in favor of C. F Kimball & 
Co. in the sum of 1332.67, in settlement of 
their claim against the city, upon condition 
that a quit-claim to the city be taken at the 
time said judgment is entered. 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of the Ravenswood Athletic Field, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, 26th November, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of the Ravenswood Ath- 
letic Field, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
his requisition upon the Comptroller in the 
sum of 133.00, for inspection fee collected 



from the Ravenswood Athletic Field, and 
this will be his order for so doing. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Edward Warnecke for refund of 
water tax, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accomeanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 26th November, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Edward Warnecke for 
refund of water tax, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a requisition in favor of Ed- 
ward Warnecke, in the sum of $132.50, for 
money collected by the Water Department 
on account of vacant premises, as recom- 
mended by the Commissioner; and the 
Comptroller is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay the same. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of E. C. Hardt for payment of 
Jubilee badges, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 26th November, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom wa 
referred the claim of E. C. Hardt for payment 



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of Jubilee badges furnished the City Council, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommsnd the passage of 
the order as submitted. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
E. C. Hardt the sum of ninety-three dollars 
and fifty cents (893.50) ; the same to be pay- 
ment in full for Jubilee badges furnished the 
City Council October 17th. 1895, and charge 
the same to contingency. 

John Powers. 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of Eisenstadt Bros, for rebate of 
water tax. Wm. A. Huck for rebate of amuse- 
ment license, Esther G. Lonergan for damage 
to property. Thos. Marshall for confession of 
judgment, and Ralph W. Crary for payment 
of bills, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved toconcur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads, t© whom was 
referred an order directing the A., T. & 
Santa Fe R. R. Co. to erect electric lights at 
all crossings, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the same be passed. 

Aid. Martin moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 26th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom 
was referred an order directing the A., T. & 
Santa Fe R. R. Co. to erect electric lights at 
all crossings, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report that the same 
be passed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
notify the Atchison. Topeka and Santa Fe 
Railroad Company to erect electric lights at 
all crossings within the ciiy limits. 

Cuakles Martin, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee,to whom was referred 
an order providing for the removal of all 
switch tracks, the franchises of which have 
expired, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be passed. 

Aid. Martin luoved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, November 26th, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Cemmittee on Railroads, to whom 
was referred an order providing for the re- 
moval of all switch tracks, the franchise of 
which has expired, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report that 
the same be passed. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have removed at once all switch tracks which 
franchises have expired. 

Charles Martin, 
Chairma?i. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance providing for the stopping of 
street cars on near crossings of boulevards, 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Martin moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on an order to transfer §1.000 from 
the Harbor Miscellaneous Fund account to 
the account of Harbor Salaries, deferred and 
published November 21. 1S9S, page 959. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Feas— Coughlin,' Kenna, Cook, Gunther. 
Ailing, Fitch, Baileuberg, Jackson, Cloidt. 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin. Murphy, Fick,Ben- 



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nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagie, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conloa, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upharaa, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mav©r, "Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math —62. 

Nays — Walsh — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to trans- 
fer from the Harbor Miscellaneous Fund 
$4,000.00, and place the same to the credit of 
the Harbor Salaries account, and this will be 
his authority for so doing. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on order for the payment of water 
certificates, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 21, 1898, page 959. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagie, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 62. 

Hays— W alsh— 1. 

The foll®wing is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a voucher to R. R. Conklin and S. M. 
Javis for $2,090.51 upon said R. R. Conklin 
and S. M. Javis cancelling and surrendering 
to the city certain receipts they now hold for 
that amount on account of sundry deposits 
made with the city, and the Comptroller is 
hereby authorized to pay the same. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claims of Nicholas Kutten 
and wife, the heirs of the estate of Kate 
Gorry and Catherine Tennie for payment of 
money to release certain trust deeds on ac- 
count of damages to property, deferred and 
published November 21, 1898, page 960. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed, and the resolution 
was adopted by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy. Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagie, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunl, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Olson, 
Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, 
Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mclnerney, 
Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math- 62. 

Nays — Walsh — 1. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Be it Resolved, That there shall be paid in 
full satisfaction and discharge of all damage 
to and depreciation in the value of the prem- 
ises hereinafter described, that may be caused 
by ©r result from the depression of State 
street or Sixty-third street in front of said 
premises, respectively, in the elevation of the 
tracks of the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 
Railway Company, at the point of intersection 
of said State and Sixty-third streets, in the 
construction of sub-ways under said tracks ©f 
said Railway Company as the same shall be 
elevated, to the several owners of said prem- 
ises, the sums following, to-wit: 

To Mrs. Catherine Tennie, the owner of the 
premises described as follows: Bounded by 
a line commencing at a point on the south 
line of lot forty-six (46), in Nash, Rankin & 
Gray's Subdivision of the south twenty-seven 
(27) acres of the south-west quarter (J^) of 
the south-west quarter {}£) of Section fifteen 
(15), Township thirty-eight (38) north, Range 
fourteen (14) east of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, which point is forty-five (45) feet west 
of the south-east corner of said Lot forty-six 
(46) ; said line running thence north seventeen 



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(17) feet; thence west to State street; thence 
south fifty (50) feet ; thence east to a point 
south of said place of beginning' ; thence north 
to the place of beginning, the sum of $1,650.00. 

To Nicholas Kutten and Elizabeth Kutten. 
the owners of the following described prem- 
ises, to-wit: The north nineteen (19) feet of 
Lot forty-six (46), and the south thirty-one 
(31) feet of Lot forty-seven (47) , (together 
with the house standing on same, except the 
east fifty (50) feet), both of said pieces being 
in Nash, Rankin & Gray's said Subdivision, 
the sum of $225.00. 

To the heirs and personal representatives of 
Mrs. Kate Gorry, deceased, who at the time 
of her death was the owner of the following 
described premises, to-wit: The north thirty 
(30) feet of the south forty-seven (47) feet ©f 
Lot forty-six (46), (except the east fifty (50) 
feet thereof), in said Nash, Rankin & Gray's 
Subdivision, the sum of $625.00. 

And the Comptroller of the City of Chicago 
is hereby directed, upon the delivery to him of 
releases from the owners of said several 
premises, fully releasing and discharging all 
claims or rights or causes of action that they 
may have because of any damage to or depre- 
ciation in the value of their said several 
pieces of property, resulting from said work, 
to pay to tne said several parties the said 
several sums. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on claim of Maria Grieshaber on ac- 
count of property taken for opening 60th 
street, deferred and published November 21 , 
1898, page 960. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt. Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Raymer, Smulski, Kunz. Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd. Badenoch, 



Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 62. 
Nays — Walsh — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to advance 
out of the Special Assessment Fund the sum 
of $7,088.71 to Otto C. Butz, trustee, for the 
purpose of releasing two certain trust deeds, 
one dated May 13th, 1892, to secure the pay- 
ment of $4,000, and one dated May 19th, 1896, 
to secure the payment of $2,100, on the prop- 
erty of Maria Grieshaber, known as Lots 1, 
2, 3, 6 and 7, Block 1, Flagg's Subdivision of 
south two acres of that part of Lot 9 east of 
railroad, in Subdivision of Section 16, Town 
38, Range 14 East, and to take an assignment 
of all evidences of indebtedness for the pay- 
ment of which said two trust deeds were 
given to secure; and said Comptroller is 
hereby directed to hold said trust deeds and 
evidences of indebtedness as security for the 
repayment of the sum advanced out of the 
amount of the condemnation award due to 
Maria Grieshaber when the same is collected 
and ready for payment; provided, it meets 
with the approval of the Mayor and Comp- 
troller. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of J. B. Bates & Co. for 
repairs made to the steamer "W. A. Has- 
kell," damaged at Jackson street bridge, de- 
ferred and published November 21, 1898, 
page 961. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward) , Math— 63. 

Nays— Walsh— 1. 



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The following: is the order as passed: 
Ordered. That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
City of Chicago in favor of J. B. Bates & 
Co. for the sum of $1,286.09, the same to be 
in full settlement of their claim against the city 
on account of said repairs. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance, on sundry claims for special assess- 
ment rebates, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 21, 1898, page 961. 

Aid. Powers moved t© concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther 
Ailing. Pitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Uoham, Lyman, Olson, 
Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, 
Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mclnerney, 
Carey Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, Nel- 
son, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
'ward), Math— 62. 

Nays — Walsh — 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue to each of the following named 
persons, vouchers in the amount set opposite 
their names, the same to be in full settlement 
of their claims for rebates due on special as- 
sessments, and the Comptroller is directed t@ 
pay the same : 

Lizzie M. Fream $ 8 68 

George Messerschmidt 22 03 

J. Hessler 58 61 

B. P. Monetin . 65 39 

S.M.Millard 15 74 

H. Potwin 8 54 

Jos. Dinet 123 39 

G. W. Cobb 99 84 

W. W. Nutting 8 93 

F. A. Thomas 22 00 

Grant, Swift & Co. , Agents 57 02 

Thos. L. Humphryville 6 84 

Christian Landegraebs 46 39 



Wells S. Dickenson $ 48 98 

Sister Walberger 18 63 

H. Potwin 16 40 

H. Potwin 3 75 

Cutler & White 49 54 

W. W. Nutting 5 20 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee ®n 
Finance on the claim of the executors of the 
estate of Nathan Beadle for rebate of special 
assessment, deferred and published Novem- 
ber 21, 1898, page 962. 

Aid. Powers moved t© concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Bea- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown. 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
lnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor. Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward) , Math— 62. 

Nays — Walsh — 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
city in favor of the executors of the estate of 
Nathan Beadle, in the sum of 1451.89, the 
same being in accordance with his recom- 
mendation. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of R. S. and Geo. Scott 
for rebate of water tax, deferred and pub- 
lished November 21, 1898, page 962. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows; 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (Sth ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 



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Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tulte, Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kuqz, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Olson. 
Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, 
Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mclnerney, 
Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 62. 

JTays — Walsh — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to R. S. and George Scott a 
voucher in the sum of $27.25; the same to be 
in full settlement of their claim for rebate of 
water tax; this action being in accordance 
with his recommendation. 

The Clerk, ©n motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance, on the claim of Jas. B. Muir, for 
rebate of water tax, deferred and published 
November 21, 1898, page 962. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and navs as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, 
Bennett (8th ward), ISovak, Hurt, Culler- 
ton, Biewer, Miller, Colson. Neagle, Little, 
Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kuaz, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, 
Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Shlake, 
Butler, McCarthy, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, 
Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward). Math 
-62. 

Nays — Walsh — I . 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water tax of James 
B. Muir $10.50, in accordance with his 
recommendation. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Michael Donohue for 
damage to properly, deferred and published 
November 21, 1898, page 962, 



Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Conner, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Ray- 
mer, Smulski. Kunz, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olsen, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
lnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy. Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 62. 

Xays — Walsh — 1 . 

The following is the oi'der as passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
city in favor of Michael Donohue in the sum 
of $1,250.00, the same to be in full settlement 
of his claim against the city for damages re- 
sulting from the construction of the Halsted 
street viaduct ; this action being in accord- 
ance with the recommendation of the Corpo- 
ration Counsel. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, West Division, on ordi- 
nance in favor of the Western Electric Com- 
pany for bridgeways across Congress street, 
deferred and published May 16. 1898, page 
207. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton. 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite. Ray- 
mer, Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, Mc- 
lnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch. 



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NelsoD, Mayor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward) , Math— 63. 
Nays — None. 

Aid. Novak moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

Aid. Powers moved to lay the motion to 
reconsider ©n the table. 

The motion to table prevailed by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Fitch,' Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, Martin, 
Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th ward), Hurt, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Smulski, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Hirsch, Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, 
Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Bad- 
enoch, Nelson, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward)' 
Math— 46. 

Nays— Ailing, Connor, Novak, Raymer, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Herrman, Griffith, 
Mavor, Wiora — 12. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Western Electric Company 

to construct three bridgeways between 

certain buildings on South Clinton street. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and is hereby granted to the Western 
Electric Company, its successors and assigns. 
to censtruct, maintain and use, for the period 
of twenty years, three bridgeways or covered 
passages over and across the alley commonly 
known as West Congress street, and not less 
than eighty feet west from the west line of 
South Clinton street; provided, that said 
bridgeways shall be constructed of incom- 
bustible material, and shall be not more than 
nine feet in height and six feet in width ; 
and, provided, also that the lowest portion of 
any one of said bridgeways shall not be less 
than forty-three feet above the grade of said 
street, and that any one of them shall not 
obstruct the free passage through said alley 
or street; and, provided, further, that the 
construction of said bridgeways shall be 



subject to the approval of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 2. The said Western Electric 
Company, its successors and assigns, shall, 
by a good and sufficient bond in the sum 
of five thousand dollars, indemnify 
and save harmless the City of Chicago 
of and from any ana all damages of 
every kind for which said city may become 
liable, for or by reason of the construction or 
use of said bridgeways hereby granted. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage, and the approval 
of the bond provided for in Section 2 hereof. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Lyman, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D., on an ordinance to 
turn over control of Bel 'en avenue, from 
North Clark street to North Park avenue, to 
the Board of Lincoln Park Commissioners, 
including also a triangular piece of land be- 
tween Belden avenue, Sedgwick street, North 
Clark street and that part of Sedgwick street 
north of Clark street, deferred and published 
November 21, 1898, page 963. 

Aid. Lyman moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Gunther, Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, 
Jackson, Bennett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Biewer, Miller, Colson, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Hirsch, 
Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, 
Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward) , 
Math— 47. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Cloidt, 
Connor, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Walsh, 
Brennan, Wiora— 11. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Board of Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners to take, regulate, control and 
improve that part of Belden avenue lying 
east of the intersection of North Clark 



November 28, j 



1028 



street to the west line of North Park ave- 
nue, and that triangular piece of land 
bounded by Belden avenue, Sedgwick and 
North Clark streets, and that part of Sedg- 
wick street north of Clark street, in the City 
of Chicago, and to add such portions of said 
streets and said triangular piece of land to 
Lincoln Park. Amendatory to an ordi- 
nance of the City Council, approved Au- 
gust 13th, 1885. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That, whereas, the General As- 
sembly has passed an act, which was duly 
approved June 26th, A. D. 1885, entitled "An 
act to amend Sections 1 and 2 of an act en- 
titled an act to enable Park Commissioners 
and corporate authorities to take, regulate, 
control and improve public streets leading to 
public parks, to pay for the improvement 
thereof, and in that behalf to make and col- 
lect a special assessment or special tax on 
contiguous property." Approved April 9th, 
A. D. 1879. 

And whereas, the Board of Lincoln Park 
Commissioners are about selecting and tak- 
ing for the uses and purposes in said act 
mentioned, that part of Belden avenue 
lying east of the intersection of North Clark 
street to the west line of North Park avenue, 
and that triangular piece of land bound by 
Belden avenue, Sedgwick and North Clark 
streets, and that part of Sedgwick north of 
Clark street, in the City of Chicago, and the 
consent in writing of a majority of the 
owners of the frontage of the lots and lands 
abutting on said Belden avenue and said 
triangular piece of land and said Sedgwick 
street, so far as taken or proposed to be 
taken by said Board, has been obtained. 

Now, therefore, consent is hereby given 
and granted to the said Board of Lincoln 
Park Commissioners to take, regulate, con- 
trol and improve the before described part of 
Belden avenue, lying east of the intersecton 
of North Clark street and the west line of 



North Park avenue, and that triangular piece 
of land bound by Belden avenue, Sedgwick 
and North Clark streets and that part of 
Sedgwick street north of Clark street, in the 
City of Chicago, in manner and form pro- 
vided in said Act of the General Assembly, 
for the purpose of adding to said Lincoln 
Park said part of Belden avenue and said tri- 
angular piece of land and said part of Sedg- 
wick street upon the terms and conditions 
and subject to the requirements in said peti- 
tion mentioned. 

Provided, however, that nothing in this 
ordinance contained shall be construed as a 
waiver or relinquishment on the part ®f said 
city of any of its right or power in relation to 
the laying of water pipes and the building 
and repairing of sewers in said Belden ave- 
nue and in the said Sedgwick street, and the 
regulating of openings for the same. But if 
said laying, building, opening or repairing 
shall in any way injure or affect the surface 
of said avenue and of said street, the city 
shall immediately repair or replace the same 
in as good condition as when so injured, 
affected or opened. 

All powers which the city now has in rela- 
tion to water and gas pipes and sewers and 
other connections and the regulation of the 
same and the openings of the same in the 
streets and alleys of said city are hereby ex- 
pressly reserved as to the said part of Belden 
avenue, and to the said part of Sedgwick 
street in as ample a manner as if the afore- 
said consent was not s:iven. 

Section 2. Unless the said Board of Lin- 
coln Park Commissioners shall within six 
months from the approval hereot select, take 
and add the said part of Belden avenue to 
Lincoln Park for the purpose aforesaid and 
upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, this 
ordinance shall cease to be of any force or 
effect, and the consent hereby given shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



November 28, 



1029 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Lyman, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, North Division, on an or- 
dinance to turn over Webster avenue, from 
North Clark street to North Park avenue, to 
the Board of Lincoln Park Commissioners 
(amending ordinance of August 13, 1885), de- 
ferred and published November 21, 1898, page 
964. 

Aid. Lyman moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion, prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Gunther, Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, 
Jackson, Bennett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Biewer, Miller, Colson, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Hirsch, 
Griffith, Cannon, Schlake. Butler, McCarthy, 
Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 47. 

Nays— Coughlin, Kenna, Coek, Cloidt, 
Connor, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Walsh, Bren- 
nan, Wiora — 11. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Board of Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners to take, regulate, control and 
improve that part of Webster avenue lying 
east of the intersection of North Clark 
street to the west line of North Park ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, and to add 
such portions of said streets to Lincoln 
Park. Amendatory to an ordinance of the 
City Council, approved August 13th, 1885. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That, whereas, the General 
Assembly has passed an act which was duly 
approved June 26, A. D., 1885, entitled "An 
act to amend sections one and two of an act 
entitled, an act to enable park commissioners 
and corporate authorities to take, regulate, 
control and improve public streets leading to 
public parks, to pay for the improvements 



thereof, and in that behalf to make and col- 
lect a special assessment or special tax on 
contiguous property.*' Approved April 9, 
A. D., 1879. And, 

Whereas, The Board of Lincoln Park 
Commissioners are about selecting and taking 
for the uses and purposes in said act men- 
tioned, that part of Webster avenue lying 
east of the intersection of North Clark street 
to the west line of North Park avenue, in the 
City of Chicago, and the consent in writing 
of a majority of the owners of the frontage 
of the lots and lands abutting on said Webster 
avenue, so far as taken or proposed to be 
taken by said Board, has been obtained ; now, 

Therefore, Consent is hereby given and 
granted to the said Board of Lincoln Park 
Commissioners to take, regulate, control and 
improve the before described part of Webster 
avenue lying east of the intersection of North 
Clark street to the west line of North Park 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, in manner 
and form provided in said act of the General 
Assembly, for the purpose of adding to said 
Lincoln Park said part of Webster avenue, 
upon the terms and conditions and subject to 
the requirements in said petition mentioned. 

Provided, however, that nothing in this or- 
dinance contained shall be construed as a 
waiver or relinquishment on the part of the 
said city of any of its right or power in re- 
lation to the laying of water pipes and the 
building and repairing of sewers in the said 
Webster avenue, and the regulating of open- 
ings for the same. But if said laying, 
building, opening or repairing, shall in any 
way injure or affect the surface of said ave- 
nue, the city shall immediately repair or re- 
place the same in as good condition as when 
so injured, affected or opened. 

All powers which the city now has in re- 
lation to water and gas pipes, and sewers and 
their connections, and the regulation of the 
same, and the openings of the same in the 
streets and alleys of said city are hereby ex- 
pressly reserved as to the said part of Webster 



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avenue, in as ample a manner as if the afore- 
said consent was not given. 

Section 2. Unless the said Board of 
Lincoln Park Commissioners shall, within 
six months after the approval hereof, select, 
take and add the said part of Webster avenue 
to Lincoln Park for the purpose aforesaid, 
and upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, 
this ordinanceshall cease to be of any force or 
effect, and the consent hereby given shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Lyman, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D., on an ordinance 
turning over control of Garfield avenue, from 
North Clark street to North Park avenue, to 
the Board of Lincoln Park Commissioners 
(amending ordinance of August 13, 1885), 
deferred and published November 21, 1898, 
page 965. 

Aid. Lyman moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Gunther, Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, 
Jackson, Bennett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Biewer, Miller, Colson, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Kaymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf , Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Hirsch, 
Griffith,|Cannon, Schlake, Butler, McCarthy, 
Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward) , 
Math— 47. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Cloidt, 
Connor, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Walsh, Bren- 
nan, Wiora — 11. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the Board of Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners to take, regulate, control and 
improve that part of Garfield avenue lying 
east of the intersection of North Clark 

. street to the west line of North Park ave- 
nue, in the City of Chicago, and to add 
such portions of said streets to Lincoln 



Park. Amendatory to an ordinance of the 

City Council, approved August 13th, 1885. 
Be it ordcdned by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That, whereas, the General As- 
sembly has passed an act which was duly ap- 
proved July 26, A. D. 1885, entitled "An act 
to amend Sections one and two of an act en- 
titled ' An act to enable Park Commissioners 
and corporate authorities to take, regulate, 
control and improve public streets leading to 
public parks, to pay for the improvements 
thereof, and in that behalf to make and col- 
lect a special assessment or special tax on 
contiguous property." Approved April 9, 
A. D. 1879. 

And, whereas, the Board of Lincoln Park 
Commissioners are about selecting and taking 
for the uses and purposes in said act men- 
tioned, that part of Garfield avenue lying 
east of the intersection of North Clark street 
to the west line of North Park avenue, in the 
City of Chicago, and the consent in writing 
of a majority of the owners of the frontage 
of the lots and lands abutting on said Gar- 
field avenue, s© far as taken or proposed to 
be taken by said Board has been obtained; 

Now, therefore, consent is hereby given 
and granted to the said Board of Lincoln 
Park Commissioners to take, regulate, con- 
trol and improve the before described part of 
Garfield avenue lying east of the intersection 
of North Clark street to the west line of 
North Park avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
in manner and form provided in said act of 
the General Assembly, for the purpose of ad- 
ding to said Lincoln Park said part of Gar- 
field avenue, upon the terms and conditions 
and subject to the requirements in said pe- 
tition mentioned. 

Provided, however, that nothing in this 
ordinance contained shall be construed as a 
waiver or relinquishment on the part of the 
said city of any of its right or power in rela- 
tion to the laying of water pipes and the 
building and repairing of sewers in the said 



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Garfield avenue and the regulating of open- 
ings for the same. But if said laying, build- 
ing, opening or repairing shall in any way- 
injure or affect the surface of said avenue, 
the city shall immediately repair or replace 
the same in as good condition as when so in- 
jured, affected or opened. 

Ail powers which the city now has in rela- 
tion to water and gas pipes, and sewers and 
their connections, and the regulation of the 
same, and the openings of the same in the 
streets and alleys of said city are hereby ex- 
pressly reserved as to the said part of Garfield 
avenue, in as ample a manner as if the afore- 
said consent was not given. 

Section 2. Unless the said Board of Lin- 
coln Park Commissioners shall within six 
months from the approval hereof select, take 



and add the said part of Garfield avenue to 
Lincoln Park for the purpose aforesaid, and 
upon the terms and conditions aforesaid, this 
ordinance shall cease to be of any force or 
effect, and the consent hereby given shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned. 




City Clerk. 



JOHN F, HIGGIN8 PRINT, 18«-8 CLARK STREET, CHICAGO, 



Noyember 28, J 1032 t 18y8 



December 5, 



1033 



[1S98 



CITY COUNCIL, 

CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, Deeember 5, 1898. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, December 9, 1898. 

Present— His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Joug-hlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, Ailing:, 
^tch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, Connor, 
'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Bennett 
(8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, 
tiller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Little, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan,Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Upham, 
Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, 
Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, Butler, 
McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, Reich- 
ardt,Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, Mayor, Wiora, 
Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), Math. 

Absent— Aid. Duddleston, Raymer, Haber- 
korn, Maltby and Sproul. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Conlom moved that the minutes of the 



regular meeting, held November 
approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 



1898, be 



REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correction 
for the week ending December 5, 1898, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the bond of Frank X. 
Brandecker, Jr., as City Collector, in the pe- 
nal sum of 1250,000 with Charles H. Wacker, 
Alfred S. Trude, Geo. Ernest and Jacob Birk 
as sureties. 

Aid. Mangier moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Con- 
nor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 



December 5,1 



1034 



nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, May- 
pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss. Tuite, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrraan, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, 
Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, Nel- j 
sen, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th j 
ward), Math— 59. 
Nays— None. 

The Board of Education submitted requests 
for concurrence in the execution of a release 
deed to Alice Smith for Lots 4 and 5, Block 
52, Blue Island Land and Building Co. Sub., 
known as Washington Heights, situated in 
Morgan Park, Town of Calumet, etc. Also 
to the premises (no name given) as follows : 
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, Block 1; Lots 3, 

4, 7 and 8, Block 2; Lots 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 15, 
18, 19, 22 and 23, Block 3 ; Lots 5, 7, 8, 11 and 
12 in Block 4; Lots 5, 6, 7, 10 and 11, in Block 

5, all in Whipple's Addition to Norwood 
Park, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
following communication (ordinance accom- 
panying) : 

Office of the ) 

Counsel to the Corporation, >• 

November 5, 1898. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I submit herewith for pas- 
sage the accompanying ordinance. The pas- 
sage of said ordinance will settle the claim of 
the Norton Milling Company against the City 
of Chicago, a suit which has been pending for 
several years, wherein the plaintiff has 
claimed 150,000 damages by reason of the 
settling of its mill through the action of 
former city officials engaged in the construc- 
tion of the west approach to the Madison 
street bridge, and the construction of the 
dock just north of that point. 

By an agreement with the city, made several 
years ago, the Norton Milling Company re- 
ceived authority to use one-half of the space 
underneath the surface of Madison street, 
•from the river to the east line of Water 
street. This ordinance extends that privilege 
the entire width of the street, and gives an 
opportunity to the milling company to utilize 
about sixteen feet to the west of the mill 
building. 



The city in consideration therefor receives 
$300 to $500 . per year, as provided in said 
ordinance, together with a dismissal of said 
law suit against the city. It is to the advan- 
tage of the city that this matter should be 
disposed of at once. 

Very truly yours, 

Chas. S. Thornton, 
Corporation Counsel. 

Which was, after debate, referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
following communication: 

Office of the \ 

Counsel to the Corporation, \ 

December 5, 1898. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith an order 
which, with the preamble thereto, fully- ex- 
plains the imperative necessity thereof. 
Sheridan Road boulevard, from Waveland 
avenue south to Surf street, is not a public 
street or highway, but belongs to the juris- 
diction of the Board of Commissioners of 
Lincoln Park, which Board has required a 
bond from the city in order to secure such 
Board against any injuries or damages which 
may arise in the construction of the inter- 
cepting sewer. 

An assignment of the bond of the con- 
tractors engaged in doing that part of this 
work, authorized by your Honorable Body at 
your last meeting, was declared sufficient by 
the counsel for said Board, but that Board 
refused to accept the same and is persistent 
in demanding the bond conditioned as pre- 
scribed by said order. I see no way but to 
comply with said demand and give such bond. 
Therefore, I would suggest the immediate 
passage of the enclosed order. 
Very truly yours, 

Chas. S. Thornton, 

Corjwation Counsel. 

Aid. Hirsch moved the passage of the order 
submitted by the Corporation Counsel. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Conner, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 



December 5, J 



1035 



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Smulski, Kunz, Walsh. Oberndorf, Bren- \ 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Uphara. Lyman, Ol- 
son, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, 
Schlake, Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, 
Mclnerney, Carej^ Reichardt, Boyd, Bade 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett, 
(34th ward), Math— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, It has been found that in build- 
ing the intercepting sewer down Lake Shore 
Drive, from Sheridan Road (Byron street) 
south to Lake View avenue, it will be 
necessary to remove and replace water 
mains belonging to the Lincoln Park 
Water System, and also that the build- 
ing of such sewer may injure the curb- 
ing along the side of said Sheridan road, 
and otherwise injure and damage said road so 
that the Commissioners of Lincoln Park, in 
order to be secured against such damages and 
injuries, have required, "That the permit to 
build such intercepting sewer from Byron 
street to Lake View avenue be granted only 
upon the filing of a bond, signed by a respon- 
sible surety company in the sum of $15,000 
and approved by the Finance Committee and 
President of said Board, conditioned that the 
said City of Chicago and the sewer contractors 
of said city shall replace and restore fully and 
satisfactorily to the Superintendent of Lincoln 
Park all trees, grass, water or other pipes, 
curbing road beds, lawns and all other prop- 
erty of Lincoln Park of every kind and nature 
as perfectly in every respect as before the 
same was interfered with." 

Now, therefore, in order to avoid any delay 
in the construction of said intercepting sewer, 
and to fully comply with the letter and spirit 
of the said requirement of the said Board of 
Commissioners of Lincoln Park, it is hereby 

Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller 
of the City of Chicago be and hereby are 
authorized and directed to execute and de- 
liver the bond of said city to the Board of 
Commissioners of Lincoln Park, their suc- 
cessors or assigns, in the penal sum of $15,000, 
under the seal ©f said city and the attestation 
of the City Clerk, and to procure the same to 
be signed by a responsible surety company to 
be approved by the Finance Committee and 
President of the Board of Commissioners of 
Lincoln Park, conditioned as required as 
aforesaid. j 



The Commissioner of Public Works submit- 
ted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
December 5, 1898. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— The report of the Pure Water 
Commission, submitted to your Honorable 
Body, March 1, 1897, and approved March 22, 
1897, provided for the construction for inter- 
cepting sewers along the line of Lake avenue, 
from 35th street to 56th street, and along 
Stony Island avenue, from 56th street to 73d 
street, with a pumping station at Stony 
Island avenue and 63d street. 

The construction of the intercepting sewer 
along this route would necessitate the removal 
of all the sewers, drains, water service pipes, 
pipes, gas pipes and electrical conduits in Lake 
avenue, and greatly discommode the traveling 
public during the period of construction; 
and would also require a large expenditure of 
money outside of the actual sewer construc- 
tion Seeking to avoid this inconvenience to 
the public, and the unnecessary expenditure 
of money, a plan was prepared for the con- 
struction of this intercepting sewer east of 
the tracks of the Illinois Central Railroad 
Company in their right of way. Said plans 
were submitted to the Illinois Central Rail- 
road Company and approved by them, and a 
deed has been recorded, ceding to the City of 
Chicago an easement for the construction 
and maintenance of said sewers and pump- 
ing stations. 

I submit herewith for your consideration 
an order prepared by the City Law Depart- 
ment authorizing the construction of the in- 
tercepting sewers in accordance with the 
foregoing plans, and ask that the same be 
passed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Enclosures.) 



Whereas, The Illinois Central Railroad 
Company has granted to the City of Chicago 
a site for a pumping station at 39th street, 
and certain easements connected therewith, 
permitting said city to locate and construct 
portions of the intercepting sewers under the 
right of way of said railroad company, both 
north and south from 39th street, which 



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1036 



enables the said city to more economically do 
said work ; now, therefore, it is hereby 

Ordered, That the route of said intercept- 
ing sewers be and hereby is changed so that 
the same shall be in the right of way of said 
Illinois Central Railroad Company, from 35th 
street to 51st street; in 51st street to Cornell 
avenue; in Cornell avenue to 56th street; in 
56th street to Stony Island avenue, and in 
Stony Island avenue to 73d street, according 
to plans and specifications therefor on file in 
the office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Which was. after debate, referred to the 
Committee on Finance by yeas and nays as 
fellows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Ailing, 
Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Martin, Murphy, 
Fick, Bennett 1 8th ward), Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, Lit- 
tle, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Smul- 
ski, Kunz, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Al- 
wart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Lyman, 
Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Cannon, Schlake,Kimbell, McCarthy, Bigane, 
Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Bade- 
noch, Kelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Ben- 
nett (34th ward), Math— 54. 

Nays — Connor, Novak, Walsh, Obern- 
dorf — 4. 



The following communication : 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith copy 
of an ordinance and plat showing alleys pro- 
posed to be vacated in Block 12 in Twelfth 
Street Addition to Chicago. The ground 
acquired in that block by the city is for the 
purpose of erecting a pumping station, and 
the vacation of said alleys is to facilitate the 
work to be done at that point, and I ask your 
Honorable Body to pass same. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Two enclosures.) 
Aid. Brennan moved the passage of the or- 



dinance as submitted by the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays .as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Ol- 
son, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, 
Schlake, Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, 
Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor,Wiora, Darcy, Bennett 
(34th ward), Math— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed - 

OKDINANCE 

For the vacation of the north and south al- 
ley and also part of the east and west al-. 
ley in Block 12 in Twelfth Street Addition 
to Chicago, being a subdivision of that 
part of the southeast quarter of Section 
14, Township 39 N orth, Range 13 East of 
the Third Principal Meridian (south of the 
Chicago and Great "Western Railroad.) 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the east 272 feet of the 
east and west 16 foot alley (south and ad- 
joining the south iine of the Chicago and 
Great Western Railroad Company's right of 
way) and the north and south 15 foot alley 
(lying west and adjoining Lot 10 in Block 12 
in above described subdivision) , all in Block 
L2 in the Twelfth Street Addition to Chi- 
cago, above described, as shown upon the 
portions colored yellow of the plat hereto at- 
tached, be and the same are hereby vacated 
and closed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



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1037 



[1898 



The following communication: 



Department of Public Works, 
Chicago, Dec. 5, 1898. 



To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following street : 



ON 


FROM 


TO 


SIZE 


Probable cost, 

including 

hydrants 

and basins. 


REMARKS. 


Avers av 


Marianna av 

Commercial av . . . . 


390 ft. south 

300 ft. eastward. . 


6-in. 
6-in. 


$390 00 
300 00 


Pays 10c. 
Pays 10c. 


Doyle ct 







Respectfully, 



L. E. McGann, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



Aid. Jackson moved that the Commissioner 
of Public Works be authorized and ordered to 
have water mains laid in the streets men- 
tioned in the foregoing communication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Bailenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Ol- 
son, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, 
Schlake, Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, 
Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mav©r, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett 
(34thward), Math— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a copy of its proceedings, as follows: 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 26th, 1898. 

Present— Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent— Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

The following vouchers were presented and 
approved for payment, viz : 
Warrant 15132. Barber Asphalt 
Company, fifth and final, Prairie 

avenue $ 460 38 

Warrant 21399. A. J. McBean & 
Co., second and final, Madison 
avenue 1,150 66 



Warrant 21331. Sackley & Peterson, 

second and final, Newport avenue.® 53 75 

Warrant 22392. Smith, Moss & 
Brown, one, Farwell avenue 422 72 

Warrant 23312. Thatcher & Burke, 
four, Morgan street 6,300 00 

Warrant 22781. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, Estimate 3, Ins. 2, McLean 
avenue 500 00 

Warrant 22781. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, Estimate 3, Ins. 3, McLean 
avenue 500 00 

Warrant 22781. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, Estimate 2, Ins. 4, McLean 
avenue 500 00 

Warrant 22781. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, Estimate 2, Ins. 5, McLean 
avenue 500 00 

Warrant 22781. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, Estimate 1, Ins. 1, McLean 

avenue 281 93 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretarv. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 28th, 1898. 

Present- Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent — Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

The following vouchers were presented and 
approved for payment, viz. : 

Warrant 23351. Nash Brothers, 
sewers % 223 20 

Warrant 23351. Nash Brothers, 

sewers 1,800 00 



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Warrant 23351. Nash Brothers, 

sewers $1,200 00 

Warrant 23127. Murphy & Wragg, 

sewers 46 50 

Warrant 23523. John H. McCarthy, 

sewers 61 35 

Warrant 23523. John H. McCarthy, 

sewers 600 00 

Warrant 23523. John H. McCarthy, 

sewers 300 00 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

November 29th, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent — Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

The following vouchers were presented and 
approved for payment, viz. : 

Warrant 22471. J. J. Lynch, final, 

water main $ 7 95 

Warrant 23232. Rascher & Naef, 

sewers 366 70 

Warrant 23232. Rascher & Naef, 

sewers 1,400 00 

Warrant 21640. Ed Connors, sewers. 289 85 
Warrant 21640. Ed Connors, sewers. 65 00 
Warrant 22197. D. Cleary & Co., 

catch basins 350 00 

Warrant 22166. D. Cleary & Co., 

catch basins , 70 00 

Warrant 22165. D. Cleary & Co., 

catch basins 70 00 

Warrant 22163. D. Cleary & Co., 

catch basins 70 00 

Warrant 21332. D. Cleary & Co., 

catch basins 140 00 

Warrant 22555. Ed. P. Byrnes, 

drains 31 50 

Warrant 21735. Bermudez Asphalt 

Company, paving 705 21 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO, 

November 30th, 1898. 
Present — Messrs. McGann, Davidson, 
Doherty, Ericson and Sheahan ; also Princi- 



pal Engineer of Streets, George K. Wheelock, 
and Chief Engineer of Sewers, C. D. Hill. 
Absent— None. 

On motion, the minutes of the previous 
meetings were approved without reading. 

The matter of sewer in Pearson street, 
from Pine street to Lake Shore Drive, which 
was referred at a previous meeting to the 
Mayor for approval, was returned with the 
report that such improvement is not desirable 
at this time because of the conditien of the 
finances of the city. All work was, therefore, 
ordered discontinued for the present. 

A memorandum from the Superintendent 
of Streets that a sewer is necessary in Herm- 
itage avenue, from 51st street to 52nd street, 
was referred to the Superintendent of Streets 
for a recommendation and report. 

The matter of paving North avenue, from 
Milwaukee avenue to Western avenue, which 
was deferred for a week on the 23rd inst., 
was again brought up. A majority petition 
for cedar was handed in and in accordance 
with such petition, the improvement was or- 
dered proceeded with for cedar, the members 
of the Board voting under protest for that 
character of improvement. 

Aid. J. B. Math presented petitions for 
paving 75th street, from Stony Island ave- 
nue to Cottage Grove avenue with slag and 
Vincennes avenue from 63rd street to South 
Chicago avenue with macadam, both of 
which were referred to tho Superintendent 
of Streets for report and recommendation. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Sewers, the bill of M. J. Joyce 
for three slants on Prairie avenue and 55th 
place, was placed on file, Mr. Ooyce having 
no claim on the city for performing such 
labor. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Sewers, the assessment for drains 
in Calumet avenue, from 60th street to 61st 
street, was ordered canceled, except costs, 
so far as the following described property is 
concerned, because the lots will front on 61st 
street, which is already supplied with drains, 
Sub-lots 8, 9 and 10, Parker's Resubdivision 
of Lot 4, Block 2, partition, Wilson, Heald & 
Stebbins' Subdivision in S. W. % Sec. 15, 
38, 14. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Sewers the following resolutions 
were adopted, viz. : 



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(a) Resolved, By the Board of Local Im- 
provements that the following 1 local improve- 
ments be made and adhered to, pursuant to 
prior resolutions heretofore passed by said 
Board for the same, viz. : 

Sewer in Armitage avenue, from North 
44th avenue to North 48th avenue. 

System of sewers in 41st avenue, from 
Montrose avenue to Choctaw avenue. 

System of sewers in Choctaw avenue to 
'North 41st court. 

System of sewers in North 41st court, from 
Choctaw avenue to 140 feet north of Miller 
avenue. 

Sewer in Pensacoia avenue, from North 
Campbell avenue to 565 feet west thereof. 

Sewer in Sheridan road, from Bryan ave- 
nue to Rogers avenue. 

(b) Resolved, By the Board of Local Im- 
provements that the following local im- 
provement, heretofore resolved to be made 
by said Board, be stayed for one year, viz. : 

Sewer in Morgan street, from 88th street 
to 91st street. 

John H. McCarthy submitted a proposal to 
connect catch basins with the ditch in Pros- 
pect avenue, from 95th street to 99th street 
for the sum of 30 cents per lineal foot. On 
the recommendation of the Superintendent 
of Sewers, the Superintendent of Special 
Assessments was instructed to notify Mr. 
McCarthy that his proposal was accepted 
and to proceed with the work at once. 

Ed. Connor submitted a proposal to re- 
move an abandoned water pipe in Brewery 
avenue which is in the way of the sewer for 
which he has the contract. The matter was 
referred to the Superintendent of Sewers 
for recommendation and report. 

The following communication from the 
Superintendent of Sewers was presented and 
the recommendation ordered concurred in, 
viz. : 

(Copy) 

Chicago, Nov. 30th, 1898. 

To the Honorable, the Board of Local Im- 
provements: 

Gentlemen — Your attention is called to the 
fact that Messrs. McDonough & O'Brien, 
who have the contract for building a sewer 
in Elston avenue, from Montrose boulevard 



to a point 130 feet north of Maple avenue, 
have been very negligent in carrying on their 
work; they have exceeded the time specified 
for completing the contract, and have left a 
considerable portion of their trench unfilled. 
They have been repeatedly notified and 
urged by the Bureau of Sewers and the en- 
gineer in charge ©f the work to do this work 
but have neglected to do so, intimating that 
they would not do any more work until the 
frost should be out of the ground. In the 
meantime the street is in a dangerous con- 
dition and I respectfully recommend that the 
Superintendent of Sewers be authorized to 
have this back filling put in immediately at 
the expense of the contractors. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) C. D. Hill, 

Chief Engineer Bureau of Sewers. 

Approved : 
(Signed) F. E. Davidson, 

Superintendent Sewers. 

The meeting was adjourned at this point in 
order to attend the public hearing as per 
notices sent out to property owners for sundry 
improvements. Hearing was had in Room 
400 City Hall on the following proposed im- 
provements, viz. : 

1. Paving (brick) Lock street, from Archer 
avenue to 31st street. 

2. Paving (brick) Lyman street, from 
Throop street to Lock street. 

3. Paving (brick) Quinn street, from 
Archer avenue to 31st street. 

4. Paving (asphalt) Rush street, from Chi- 
cago avenue to State street. 

5. Brick sewer in Clarendon avenue, from 
Wilson avenue to Montrose avenue. 

6. Brick sewer in Devon avenue, from 
Evanston avenue to Sheridan road. 

7. Main outfall sewer in Lawrence avenue, 
from North Branch Chicago River to N. and 
S. % Section line of Section 17, 40, 13. 

8. Brick sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Devon avenue to Hayes avenue. 

9. Brick sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Tuohy avenue t© Sherwin avenue. 

10. Brick sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Tuohy avenue to Morse avenue. 

11. Brick sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Bryn Mawr avenue to 110 feet south of Thorn- 
dale avenue. 



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12. Brick sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Roscoe street to Grace street. 

13. Water supply pipe in west side Hum- 
boldt boulevard, from Fullerton avenue to 
West Belden avenue. 

14. Water supply pipe in the west side of 
Humboldt boulevard, from West Fullerton 
avenue to Logan Square ; thence in the south, 
west, north and east sides of Logan Square to 
Humboldt boulevard, and thence along the 
north side of Humboldt boulevard to a point 
fifty feet west of North California avenue. 

15. Water supply pipe in West Jackson 
street, from Belt Railway of Chicago to South 
48th avenue. 

Id. Water supply pipes in west and south 
sides of Palmer Square, from Humboldt ave- 
nue to Humboldt boulevard. 

17. Boulevard lamp posts on Thome ave- 
nue, from Southport avenue to Ridge avenue. 

18. Six-foot plank sidewalk on west sides 
of Ada street, from 77th street t© 79th street. 

19. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Bishop street, from 63d street to 69th street. 

20. Six-foot cement sidewalk on both sides 
of Carroll avenue, from North 43rd avenue to 
North 46th avenue. 

21. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Center avenue, from 73rd street t@ 74th 
street. 

22. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Chicago avenue, from Kedzie avenue to 
Grand avenue. 

23. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Chicago avenue, from Kedzie avenue to 
North Central Park avenue. 

24. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of East Circle avenue, from Ceylon avenue to 
Ceylon avenue. 

25. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of West Circle avenue, from Ceylon avenue 
to Ceylon avenue. 

26. Six-foot cement sidewalk on both sides 
of Cleveland avenue, from Fullerton avenue 
to Garfield avenue. 

27. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Colorado avenue, from South 42nd avenue 
to South Homan avenue. 

28. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Cornelia court, from Milwaukee avenue to 
Stave street. 

29. Six-foot plank sidewalk on east side of 
Cottage Grove avenue, from 92nd street to 
95th street. 



30. Twelve-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Cottage Grove avenue, from 75th 
street to P., Ft. W. & C. R. R. 

31. Twelve-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Crosby street, from Elm street to 
Hobbie street. 

32. Six-foot plank sidewalk on west side 
of Dauphin avenue, from 88th street to 92nd 
street. 

33. Twelve-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Division street, from North Halsted 
street to Crosby street. 

34. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Diversev street, from Elston avenue to 
North Branch River. 

35. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Dudley street, from Armitage avenue to 
West Webster avenue. 

36. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Drexel avenue, from 91st street to 93rd 
street. 

37. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Ellis avenue, from 9 Jth street to 93rd street. 

38. Six-foot cement sidewalk on both sides 
of Ewing avenue, from South Halsted street 
to Blue Island avenue. 

39. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Flournoy street, from South 46th avenue 
to South 48th avenue. 

40. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of South 42nd avenue, from West 18th street 
to West 22nd street. 

41. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of North 46th court, from Montrose avenue 
to West Lawrence avenue. 

42. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of North 47th avenue, from C. & N. W. R. 
R. to West Lawrence avenue. 

43. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of West 48th street, from Ashland avenue to 
Washtenaw avenue. 

44. Six-fo@t plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Greenwood avenue, from 90th street to 
94th street. 

45. Fourteen-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Hillock avenue, from 25th street to 
Lock street. 

46. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of South Irving avenue, from West 24th street 
to West 25th street. 

47. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Ingleside avenue, from 74th street to 76th 
street. 

48. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 



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of Irving Park boulevard, from North West- 
ern avenue to North Robey street. 

49. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Irving Park boulevard, from North 40th 
avenue to North Kedzie avenue. 

50. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Jackson avenue, from 400 feet north of 
73rd street to' 78th street. 

51. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Jefferson avenue, from 77th street to South 
Chicago avenue. 

52. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Justine street, from West 63rd street to 
West 69th street. 

53. Eight-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Justine street, from 47th street to 
51st street. 

54. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of South Kedzie avenue, from Archer avenue 
to West 55th street. 

55. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of South Kedzie avenue, from West 55th 
street to West 63rd street. 

56. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of North Lawndale avenue, from West Chi- 
cago avenue to West Kinzie street. 

57. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Lawndale avenue, from West 47th street 
to West 51st street. 

58. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of La Salle street, from 26th street to 29th 
street. 

59. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Lexington avenue, from 91st street to 94th 
street. 

60. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Lincoln avenue, from Winnemae avenue 
to Lawrence avenue. 

61. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Loomis street, from West 63rd street to 
West 69th street. 

62. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Loomis street, from West 89th street to 
West 95th street. 

63. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Marshfield avenue, from 63rd street to ti9th 
street. 

64. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 103rd street, from Indiana avenue to State 
street. 

65. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Ontario avenue, from 130th street to 135th 
street. 



66. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Paulina street, from West 42nd street to 
West 47th street. 

67. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Paulina street, from West 63rd street to 
to West 69th street. 

68. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Paulina street, from 47th street to 52nd 
street. 

69. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Pensacola avenue, from Milwaukee avenue 
to North 50th avenue. 

70. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Peoria street, from West 70th street to 
West 74th street. 

71. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Princeton avenue, from 38th street to 44th 
street. 

72. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Robey street, from West 63rd street to 
West 67th street. 

73. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Station street, from Fullerton avenue to 
North Western avenue. 

74. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 68th street, from Morgan street to Ada 
street. 

75. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 68th street, from Hermitage avenue to 
Ada street. 

76. Six-foot cement sidewalk on both sides 
of 69th street, from South Park avenue to 
Calumet avenue. 

77. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sidss 
of 69th street, from Wood street to Ashland 
avenue. 

78. Six-foot cement sidewalk on both sides 
of 69th street, from Halsted street to State 
street. 

79. Six-foot plank sidewalk on the south 
side of Taylor street, from Kedzie avenue to 
California avenue. 

80. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Taylor street, from Campbell avenue to 
California avenue. 

81. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 23rd street, from 'Sacramento avenue to 
California avenue. 

82. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 23rd place, from Rockwell street to South 
West boulevard. 

83. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 24th place, from South West boulevard to 
Rockwell street. 



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84. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of 25th street, from Kedzie avenue to Homan 
avenue. 

85. Six-foot plank sidewalk on the north 
side of 36th street, from Seeley avenue to 
Hoyne avenue. 

86. Sixteen-foot cement sidewalk on both 
sides of 38th street, from Langley avenue to 
Cottage Grove avenue. 

87. Six-foot plank sidewalk on the west 
side of South Western avenue, from 39th 
street to 47th street. 

88 Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Wilson avenue, from North 44th avenue to 
North 49th avenue. 

89. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Winston avenue, from Vincennes avenue 
to 99th street. 

90. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Whipple street, from 22nd street to 26th 
street. 

91. Six-foot plank sidewalk on east side of 
Woodlawn avenue, from 76th street to Slst 
street. 

92. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Wood street, from 67th street to 72nd 
street. 

93. Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Wisconsin street, from Lawrence avenue 
to Elston avenue. 

DEFERRED FROM SEPTEMBER 21ST UNTIL NO- 
VEMBER 30th. 

72. Paving (granite) Halsted street, from 
Lake street to Chicago avenue. 

DEFERRED FROM OCTOBER 5TH UNTIL NOVEM- 
BER 30th. 

27. Paving (granite) Halsted street, from 
Van Buren street to South Branch River. 

DEFERRED FROM NOVEMBER 9TH UNTIL NO- 
VEMBER 30th. 

31. Twenty-foot plank sidewalk on both 
sides of Division street, from Noble street t© 
Elston avenue. 

10. Paving (asphalt) Chestnut street, from 
North State street to Lincoln Park boule- 
vard. 

Because of legal complications, all sewers, 
numbers 5 to 12, both inclusive, were laid 
over until December 7th, at the same time 
and place, when careful consideration could 
be had, also numbers 13, 14 and 16 were @r- 
dered referred to the City Engineer before 



passing a resolution adhering to the improve- 
ments as proposed. 

The meeting was dismissed and the Board 
adjourned to the office of the Secretary to 
open bids as advertised, viz. : 

DRAINS. 

1. Warrant 23528. In North 41st court, 
from Montrose boulevard to Irving Park 
boulevard : 

Thomas D. Joy $0 18% 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 15 

Simon Ryan 16% 

Philip Quinn 19 

G. W. Barry 15 8-10 

2. Warrant 23536. In North 42nd court, 
from Berteau avenue to Motrose avenue : 

Thomas D. Joy $0 18% 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 15 

Simon Ryan 16% 

Philip Quinn '. 18>< 

G. W. Barry ; 15% 

3. vv arrant 23539. In North 44th avenue, 
from Wilson avenue to Avondale avenue: 

M. J. LaBounty & Co .$0 22 

Simon Ryan 17 

Philip Quinn .' 20K 

G. W. Barry 20 

4. Warrant 23596. In Ridgeway avenue, 
from West Wrightwood avenue to West Ful- 
lerton avenue: 

Thomas D. Joy $0 22 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 24 

Simon Ryan 22 

Philip Quinn 14 9-10 

G. W. Barry 19 8-10 

5. Warrant 23597 In Halsted street, from 
117th place to 118th street: 

Thomas D. Joy $0 16 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 30 

Simon Ryan 

Puillip Quinn 

G. W. Barry 28^ 

6. Warrant 23598. In South place, from 
Magnolia avenue t@ Evauston avenue: 

Thomas D. Joy, $0 14% 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 12 

Simon Ryan 14 

Philip Quinn 

G. W. Barry 25 

7. Warrant 23599. In South Robey street, 
from Archer avenue to 35th street. 

Thomas D Joy $0 23 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 30 



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Simon Ryan. 
G. W. Barry. 



8. Warrant 23605. In Thomas street, from 
North 42nd avenue to North 46th avenue. 

Thomas D.Joy $0 17% 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 15 

Simon Ryan 14% 

Philip Quinn 11 9-10 

G. W. Barry 12 8-10 



Thomas D. Joy 1245 00 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 230 00 

Simon Ryan 215 00 

Philip Quinn 200 00 

G. W. Barry 400 00 

SEWERS (CASH AND BOND). 

1. Warrant 23534. A connected system 
of sewers in Butler street, from West 99th 
street to the first alley north of West 103rd 
street, and in West 102nd street and in West 
102nd place, from Butler street to the first 
alley west of South Canal street. 

P. J. McNulty . . .$1 39 $0 98 $0 80 $0 79 $0 79 

M. J. Healy 1 48 1 10 

M. J. Joyce 1 50 90 

Andrew Moloney 1 70 1 15 

J. H. McCarthy. . 1 75 1 04 

James Healy 155 100 

Byrne & Shortall 1 71 1 18 1 05 

Thomas Burke. .. 1 35 1 00 90 80 80 

2. Warrant 26304. A connected system 
of sewers in West Chicago avenue, from 
North 48th avenue to North 52nd 
avenue; in North 51st avenue, from 
Augusta street to a point 290 feet north 
of West Ontario street ; in North 51st court, 
from Augusta street to a point 310 feet south 
of West Huron street, and in the east side of 
North 52nd avenue, from Augusta street to a 
point 218 feet north of West Ontario street. 

M. J. Healy— $3.25, $1.70, $1.40, 94c, 82c, 
94c, 84c, 94c, 80c, 94c, 84c, 92c, 70c, 94c, 78c. 

Nash Brothers— $3.49, $2.40, $1.80, $1.25, 
90c, $1.00, 90c, $1.00, 80c, $1.00, 90c, 95c, 80c, 
-11.00, 80c. 

M. J. LaBounty & Co.— $3.25, $2.65, $2.05, 
$1.23, $1.20, $1.23, $1.18, $1.23, $1.18, $1.20, 
$1.18. $1.23, $1.18, $1.23, $1.18. 

J. H. McCarthy— $3.50, $1.81, $1.45, 90c, 
81c, 88c, 81c, 88c, 79c, 88c, 80c, 79c, 79c, 88c, 
79c. 

Byrne & Shortall— $3.39, $2.85. $2.34, $1.12, 



98 


92 


92 


80 


70 


70 


99 


90 


90 


90 


80 


80 


80 


75 


75 


05 


95 


95 



95c, $1.07, 94c, $1,07, 85c, $1.07, 90c, $1.02, 85c, 
$1.07, 85c. 

Thos. Burke— $3.25, $2.20, $2.00, 97c, 80c, 
93c, 80c, 90c, 75c, 90c. 75c, 90c, 70c, 75c, 70c. 

DEPOSITS. 

P. J. McNulty $ 400 00 

Thomas D. Joy 397 00 

M. J. Healy 1,800 00 

M. J. Joyce 355 00 

Nash Brothers 1,500 00 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 1,590 00 

Andrew Moloney 450 00 

J. H. McCarthy 1,300 00 

James Healy 375 00 

Byrne & Shortall 2,000 00 

Thomas Burke 1,750 00 

SEWERS (CASH PAYMENT). 

1. Warrant 23606. In North 46th avenue, 
from West Montrose avenue to West Wilson 
avenue. 

Thomas D. Joy $1 08 $1 04 

M. J. Healy 1 08 96 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 1 15 1 10 

Andrew Moloney 1 27 1 05 

J. H. McCarthy 98 88 

Thomas Burke 99 87 

2. Warrant 23588. In North 46th court, 
from West Montrose avenue to West Wilson 
avenue. 

Thomas D. Joy .$1 08 $1 04 

M. J. Healy 1 10 96 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 1 15 1 10 

Andrew Moloney 1 31 1 05 

J. H. McCarthy 1 05 88 

Thomas Burke 99 87 

3. Warrant 23602. In South Homan av- 
enue, from West 26th street to West 30th 
street. 

Thomos D. Joy $0 88 $0 78 

M. J. Healy 88 76 

M. J. Joyce 1 00 83 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 80 71 

Andrew Moloney 85 70 

J. H. McCarthy 72 62 

James Healy 85 65 

Edward Connor 82 71 

John Hitt 79 73 

Thomas Burke 70 60 

P. J. McNulty 64 54 

4. Warrant 23601. In Lexington street, 
from South Lawndale avenue to a point 280 
feet west of Lawndale avenue. 

Thomas D. Joy $1 45 

M.J. Healy 96 



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M. J. LaBounty & Co 1 25 

Andrew Moloney 1 48 

J. H. McCarthy 1 35 

James Healy 1 50 

Edward Connor. '. 1 50 

5. Warrant 23606. In West 111th place, 
from Wentworth avenue to Perry avenue. 

Thomas D. Joy '. $1 90 $1 24 

M. J. Healy 1 70 1 50 

M. J. Joyce 1 30 1 25 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 1 45 1 25 

Andrew Moloney 1 75 1 19 

J. H. McCarthy 2 00 1 38 

James Healy 1 75 1 29 

Thomas Burke 1 75 1 00 

DEPOSITS. 

Thomas D. Joy $566 00 

M. J. Healy 650 00 

M. J. Joyce 260 00 

M. J. LaBounty & Co 550 00 

Andrew Moloney 600 00 

J. H. McCarthy 600 00 

James Healy 275 00 

Edward Connor 225 00 

JohnHitt.... 150 00 

Thomas Burke 500 00 

P. J. McNulty 45 00 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS (CASH AND BOND). 

1. Warrant 23584. Curbing and paving 
with asphalt, Vernon avenue, from 40th 
street to the right-of-way of the Union Stock 
Yards Transit Company Railroad. 

R. F. Conway & Co $0 60 $1 78 

Barber Asphalt Paving Com- 
pany 59 1 77 

Bermudez Asphalt Paving 
Company . . 54 1 67 

DEPOSITS. 

R. F. Conway & Co $250 00 

Barber Asphalt Paving Company 200 00 

Bermudez Asphalt Paving Company. . 260 00 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS (CASH). 

1. Warrant 23585. Curbing, grading and 
paving with vitrified brick, La Salle avenue, 
from Kinzie street to Illinois street. 
Bermudez Asphalt Paving 

Company $0 31 $1 79 

2. Warrant 23586. Curbing, grading and 
paving with vitrified brick, Illinois street, 
from Clark street to Dearborn avenue. 

Bermudez Asphal Paving 

Company $0 28 $0 55 $1 74 



The bids were referred to the appropriate 
heads of bureaus for tabulation and recom- 
mendation. 

There being no other business, the meeting 
was declared adjourned. 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 
Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of North avenue, 
from Milwaukee avenue to Western avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Ziehn, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving (asphalt) 
North Hamlin avenue, from West Lake 
street to a line parallel with and 265.7 feet 
north of the north line of Fulton street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows -. 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch. Ballenbe.g, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tnite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson, 
Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, 
Schlake, Kimbeli, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, 
Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Bade- 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett 
(34th ward), Math— 63. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, filling and paving (asphalt) of. 
South Albany avenue, from Douglas boule- 
vard to West 19th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Biewer, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yens— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 



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Ailing:, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy. Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— (33. 
Nays — None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing-, filling and paving (cedar blocks) 
system of streets, West 47th place, West 48th 
street, etc., etc., from South Haisted street 
to Wallace street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion ©f Aid. 
Boyd', the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson. Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward) , Math— 63. 

JSfays— None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in Armitage avenue, from North 
44th avenue to North 48th avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kimbell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Baljpberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, ^Martin, Murphy, Fick, 
Bennett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Culler- 
on, Biewer, Miller, Colson, Neagle, Little, 



Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, 
Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Shlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, 
Carey, Reiebardt, Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 63. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in Sheridan road, from Bryan 
avenue to Rogers avenue. 

By unanimous consent, ©n motion ®f Aid. 
Hirsch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Bea- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake' 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
lnerney. Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor. Wiora, Darcy, Bennett, (34th 
ward) , Math— 63. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in West Pensacola avenue, from 
North Campbell avenue to a point 565 feet 
west of North Campbell avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson, 
Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon 



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Schlake, Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Baden- 
och. Nelson, Mayor. Wiora, Darey, Bennett 
(34th ward) , Math— 63. 
Nays — None. 



A report and ordinance for the vacation 
and opening of an alley in Block 26, Dauphin 
Park Addition, being a Subdivision of the 
E. K, N. E. % of Sec. 3, 37, 14. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Math, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fel- 
lows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor. O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick,Bea- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little. Maypole. Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrraan, Upham, Lyman, Ol- 
son, Barry Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Can- 
non, Schlake, Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy. 
Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Bade 
noch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darey, Ben- 
nett (34th ward), Math— 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the vacation of part of the east and west 
alley, and the opening of a new north and 
south alley in Block 26. Dauphin Park 
Addition, being a Subdivision of the E. J£, 
N. E. %, Section 3, Town 37 North, Range 
14 East of the Third Principal Meridian, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the west one hundred and 
nine (109) feet of the east and west alley, in 
Block 26,Dauphin Park Addition, being a Sub- 
division of the E. 34, N. E. X of Section 3, 
Town 37 North, Range 14 East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, as shown in the portion 
colored yellow of the plat hereto attached, be 



and the same is hereby ordered vacated and 
closed: provided, however, that this ordi- 
nance shall not take effect until a new alley 
shall have been opened through the east six- 
teen (16) feet of Lot 43, in said Block 26 of 
said Dauphin Park Addition, as shown in the 
portion colored red of the plat hereto at- 
tached. 

Section 2 This ordinance to take effect 
when said new alley shall be opened free 
from any and all obstruction and dedicated 
without expense to the City of Chicago, and 
a plat of the same placed on public record 
within thirty days from the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, otherwise this ordi- 
nance shall be of no effect. 

Section 3. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance 
be and the same are hereby repealed. 



petitions, communications and ordi- 
nances. 

Aid. Math presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

an ordinance 
Extending the franchises and rights of the 
Calumet Electric Street Railway Company, 
and authorizing said company to operate 
its street railway under its existing ordi- 
nances for the period of fifty years. 

Whereas, The Calumet Electric Street 
Railway Company is maintaining and oper- 
ating an electric street railway upon and 
along sundry streets and alleys in the City of 
Chicago, under and by virtue of permission 
and authority contained in certain ordinances 
granted at different times by the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago; and 

Whereas, The authority to maintain and 
operate the different portions of said street 
railway expires at different times; and 

Whereas, Said company is operating that 
part of its street railw^ constructed and 
operated under its original ordinance, to- 
gether with those parts constructed under 



i 



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subsequent ordinances and extensions thereof 
under one system ; and 

Whereas, The interests of the public and 
of said street railway company require that 
the time for which said company is now 
authorized to maintain, construct and oper- 
ate an electric street railway under its said 
ordinances should be extended and that its 
existing franchises shouid terminate concur- 
rently ; therefore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the uity 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 

2 thority be aDd the same is hereby 

3 granted to The Calumet Electric Street 

4 Railway Company, its successors and 

5 assigns, for the period of fifty (50) years 

6 from the date of the passage of this or- 

7 dinauce, to exercise all the rights, powers 

8 and privileges conferred, authorized and 

9 granted in and by the following ordi- 
10 nances, that is to say: 

1. An ordinance passed by the Presi- 
2 dent of the Board of Trustees of the Vil- 

t 3 lage of Hyde Park (now a part of the 

4 City of Chicago) , on the 2nd day of July, 

5 A. D. 1889, wherein permission and au- 

6 thority is granted to John B. Lyon', his 

7 successors and assigns, to construct, 

8 maintain and operate a railroad on cer- 

9 tain streets now in the City of Chicago ; 

10 the rights, privileges and powers by said 

11 ordinance so granted having been as- 

12 signed to said The Calumet Electric 

13 Street Railway Company. 

2. An ordinance passed by the City 

2 Council of the City of Chicago of Janu- 

3 ary 18th, 1892, entitled: "An ordinance 

4 for an electric railway in the City ©f 

5 Chicago." 

3. An ordinance passed by the City 

2 Council ©f the City of Chicago on the 

3 10th day of October, A. D. 1892, en- 

4 titled "An ordinance authorizing the 

5 construction and use of street railways 

6 on Stony Island avenue, Sixty-seventh 



7 (67th) street and Seventy-ninth (79th) 

8 street." 



4. An ordinance passed by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago on the 
6th day of March, A. D. 1893, wherein 
permission and authority are given and 
granted to The Calumet Electric Street 
Railway Company to construct and oper- 
ate a railroad upon and along certain 
streets in the City of Chicago. 



5. An ordinance passed by the City 
Council of the City of Chicago on the 
18th day of February, A. D. 1895, en- 
titled, "An ordinance authorizing The 
Calumet Electric Street Railway Com- 
pany to extend its street railway on One 
Hundred and Nineteenth (119th) street 
from Emerald avenue west to Halsted 
street ; thence south on Halsted street to 
One Hundred and Twenty-first (121st) 
street." 



6. An ordinance passed by the City 

2 Council of the City of Chicago on the 

3 25th day of July, A. D. 1892, entitled 

4 "An ordinance authorizing the Calu met 

5 Electric Street Railway Company to con- 

6 struct a street railway on Seventy-fifth 

7 (75th) street, from the Chicago, Rock 

8 Island and Pacific Railroad to Stony 

9 Island avenue." 

7. An ordinance passed by the City 

2 Council of the City of Chicago on the 

3 11th day of November, A. D. 1895, grant- 

4 ing permission and authority to the 

5 Calumet Electric Street Railway Com- 

6 pany to extend its lines of street railway 

7 upon and over certain streets in the City 

8 of Chicago. 

8. An ordinance passed by the City 

2 Council of the City of Chicago on the 

3 8th day of March, A. D. 1897, entitled 

4 "An ordinance authorizing the Calumet 

5 Electric Street Railway Company to ex- 

6 tend its line of street railway." 

9. An ordinance passed by the City 



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Council of the City of Chicago on the 
28th day of March, A. D. 1898, entitled 
"An ordinance authorizing the Calumet 
Electric Street Railway Company to con- 
struct and operate a street railway on 
Stony Island avenue, between Sixty- 
third (63rd) street and Sixty-fourth (64th) 
street." 
And also all other ordinances passed 

prior to the .... day of , A. D. 

189., granting 1 to said, The Calumet Elec- 
tric Street Railway Company the right 
to construct and operate a street railway 
in any street now within the City of 
Chicago, which has not yet expired. 

Section 2. The said company shall, 
within sixty (60) days after the passage 
hereof, file its bond with the City Clerk 
of the City of Chicago, in the sum of 

dollars, conditioned f©r the 

faithful performance of its agreements 
and undertakings above expressed, and 
also within the same period file with the 
said Clerk its acceptance of this ordi- 
nance. 



Srction 3. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect and be in force from and after its 

3 passage and the filing of the bond and 

4 acceptance, as herein provided. 

Which was referred to the Joint Committee 
on Streets and Alleys North, West and South 
Divisions. 

Aid. Math presented an ordinance repealing 
an ordinance for improving 75th street, from 
Cottage Grove avenue to the I. C. R. R., and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Cough lin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole,- Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson, 
Barry, Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, 



Schlake, Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, 
Mclnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Baden- 
och, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett 
(34th ward) , Math— 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for improving 75th 

street. 
Be it ordtdned by the City Cotmcil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for grading, curbing and 
paving, with asphalt, Seventy-fifth street, 
from Cottage Grove avenue to the Illinois 
Central Railroad," be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and the assessment thereunder 
made, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Aid. Bennett (34th ward), presented the 
following ordinance (petition of railway com- 
pany and frontage consents of property own- 
ers accompanying ordinance) : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That in consideration of 

2 the acceptance hereof, and the undertak- 

3 ing by the Illinois Traction Company to 

4 comply with the provisions, conditions 

5 and requirements ©f this ordinance, 

6 authority, permission and consent are 

7 hereby given and granted unto the said 

8 Illinois Traction Company, its succesorss, 

9 assigns and lessees, to construct, lay 

10 down, operate and maintain a double 

11 track street railway with the necessary 

12 side tracks, curves, connections, turn- 

13 outs and switches ia the manner and 

14 upon and along the several streets and 

15 parts of streets hereinafter named, to-wit : 

16 Greenwood avenue, from South Chica- 

17 go avenue to Seventy-ninth street. 

18 Seventy-ninth street, from Greenwood 

19 avenue to Anthony avenue. 






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20 Anthony avenue, from Seventy-ninth 

21 street to Jeffery avenue. 

22 Jeffery avenue, from Anthony avenue 

23 to Eighty-seventh street. 

24 Eighty-seventh street, from Jeffery av- 

25 enue to Houston avenue. 

26 Houston avenue, from Eighty-seventh 

27 street to Ninety-third street. 

28 Palmer avenue, from Eighty-seventh 

29 street to Anthony avenue, and 

30 Anthony avenue, from the intersection 

31 of Anthony avenue, Palmer avenue and 

32 Eighty-seventh street to Commercial av- 

33 enue. 

Section 2. The permission and author- 

2 ity hereby given and granted, as to the re- 

3 spective lines hereinabove set forth, are 

4 upon the express condition and under- 

5 standing that said tracks shall be built 

6 and in operation within the period of 

7 eighteen months after the passage and 

8 acceptance of this ordinance. 

9 In the computation of the period of 

10 time aforesaid, the months of November, 

11 December, January, February and March 

12 shall be excluded. 

13 It is further provided, however, that 

14 should the construction or operation of 

15 said tracks, or any part thereof, be de- 

16 layed by injunction or the order of any 

17 court or by the action of the city author- 

18 ities, then as to the portion so delayed, 

19 the time of such delay shall be excluded 

20 from the time herein limited. And it is 

21 further hereby provided and understood 

22 that should any portion or part of any of 

23 the said lines aforesaid be not completed 

24 or in operation within the time above 

25 specified and limited, the rights herein 

26 granted shall be forfeited only on the un- 

27 built portion or part thereof. 

28 The City of Chicago shall have the right 

29 to intervene in any suit or proceeding 

30 seeking to enjoin, restrain or in any man- 
81 ner to interfere with such construction, 
32 and to move for the dissolution of such 



33 injunction ©r restraining order, or for 

34 any other proper order in such suit. 

Section 3. And the said Illinois Trac- 

2 tion Company is hereby authorized and 

3 empowered to use and adopt, for the 

4 propulsion of cars on the several streets 

5 herein mentioned, animal, electric or 

6 cable power, or such other motive power 

7 as said company shall be by law author- 

8 ized to use in and upon any of its lines of 

9 railway. But if electric power shall be 

10 used by means of the overhead contact 

11 wires, such overhead wires, together with 

12 the necessary feed wires, may be sus- 

13 pended from poples set along the curb 

14 limits of the street on either side thereof, 

15 or from bracket poles placed in the cen- 

16 tre of the street along such line or ronte, 

17 the placing of such poles to be deter- 

18 mined by the Mayor or Commissioner of 

19 Public Works. No poles shall be set at 

20 the intersection of streets and alleys. 

21 Such poles and wires to be placed and 

22 maintained for the purpose of supplying 

23 electric current which can be used for 

24 power, heat and light purposes, and with 

25 the right to connect the respective wires 

26 herein authorized with any generator, 

27 power house, car house or power station, 

28 or with any power house or station along 

29 any line of railroad of said company, and 

30 said company may convey said wires 

31 from such power house ©r station, re- 

32 spectively, to the lines of wire hereby 

33 authorized, upon poles placed upon or 

34 along the alleys of the city, or whenever 

35 in the judgment of the Commissioner of 

36 Public Works it shall be impracticable 

37 to place such poles in alleys, he may, for 

38 the purpose above mentioned, permit to 

39 be placed in streets, poles of such design 

40 and construction as he may approve; or 

41 the said company may, if the Mayor or 

42 Commissioner of Public Works consent 

43 thereto, convey said connecting- wires in 

44 an underground conduit through the 

45 streets or alleys of the City of Chicago.. 



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45 Before making any excavation or in any 

46 way interfering with the surface of any 

47 street or alley for constructing such con- 

48 duit, said company shall obtain from the 

49 Commissioner of Public Works a permit 

50 therefor, and shall also deposit with the 

51 Treasurer of the City of Chicago a suffi- 

52 cient sum to cover the cost of restoring 

53 such street or alley, according to an esti- 

54 mate of the probable cost thereof to be 

55 made by the Commissioner of Public 

56 Works. And all wires' and conductors 

57 for the transmission of electricity in and 

58 along the streets shall be constructed in 

59 a substantial and workmanlike manner 

60 and under the supervision of the Com- 

61 missioner of Public Works, so as to in- 

62 terfere as little as possible with the pub- 

63 lie travel. 

64 It is provided hereby, however, that 

65 upon permit therefor being granted by 

66 the Mayor or Commissioner of Public 

67 Works, the said company may use for its 

68 suspension and feed wires wooden poles 

69 already erected or to be erected in the 

70 streets when practicable and the owners 

71 of said poles consent thereto. 

Section 4. Said company is further 

2 authorized and permitted upon all of 

3 its respective lines of street car tracks, 

4 including the several streets hereinbefore 

5 described and designated, to operate and 

6 propel its cars by the underground elec- 

7 trie system of propulsion, and shall have 

8 the right to make the necessary excava- 

9 tion and conduit therefor, and to connect 
10 its wires by substantial underground de- 
ll vice with a generator or power station, 

12 or any stations or car houses that may 

13 be erected in connection with said rail- 

14 roads, or with any power house or station 

15 along any lines of road of said company, 

16 used by it in connection with its cable, 

17 horse or electric systems, and may con- 

18 vey said wires from such power houses 

19 or stations to the said lines and streets 



20 by means of suitable underground de- 

21 vices or appliances; all of such appli- 

22 ances and devices to be of such character 

23 and laid in such manner as may be ap- 

24 proved by the Commissioner of Public 

25 Works. 

Section 5. Said company shall estab- 

2 lish and maintain a metallic return cir- 

3 cuit conductor, independent of the rails, 

4 upon the respective lines of street rail- 

5 way hereby authorized to be operated by 

6 overhead or underground contact wires. 

7 Should the lines of wire to be strung by 

8 virtue of this ordinance cross any line 

9 of existing wires, the latter wires shall 

10 be protected by guard wires or other 

11 suitable mechanical device, as may be 

12 directed by the Commissioner of Public 

13 Works. 

Section 6. Permission is hereby given 

2 to use upon said several streets modern 

3 improved girder rails, so laid that vehi- 

4 cles may safely cross the tracks ; and 

5 said company shall pave and keep in re- 

6 pair sixteen feet in width in the center 

7 of the streets so occupied, as provided by 

8 Section 2 of the ordinance of July 30, 

9 1883, relating to street railways. 

Section 7. For and during the period 

2 of twenty years from the passage of this 

3 ordinance, the rate of fare which may be 

4 charged and collected by said company 

5 for a single ride upon any of the said re- 

6 spective lines, is hereby fixed at five 

7 cents. 

Section 8. The said Illinois Traction 

2 Company shall pay all damages to the 

3 owners of property on the part of the 

4 respective streets herein named, upon or 

5 over which its road may be constructed, 

6 which said owners may sustain by reason 

7 of the location or construction of said 

8 respective roads. 

Section 9. Said company shall for- 
2 ever indemnify and save harmless the 



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3 City of Chicago gainst and from all 

4 damages, judgments, decrees and costs 

5 and expenses, which said city may suffer, 

6 or which may be recoverable or ob- 

7 tained against said city, for or by reason 

8 of the granting of the privileges hereby 

9 conferred upon it, or for, or by reason of, 

10 or growing out of, or resulting from the 

11 exercise by said company of the privi- 

12 leges hereby granted, or from any act or 

13 acts of said company, its servants or 

14 agents, under or by virtue of the provis- 

15 ions of this ordinance. And said com- 

16 pany shall, within the time limited for 

17 the acceptance of this ordinance, file with 

18 the City Clerk a bond to the City of Chi- 

19 cago in the penal sum of ten thousand 

20 ($10,000.00) dollars, with sureties to be 

21 approved by the Mayor of the City ©f 

22 Chicago, conditioned upon the faithful 

23 performance and observance by said com- 

24 pany of all the conditions and provisions 

25 of this ordinance. 

Section 10. The grant herein given 

2 shall extend for the term of fifty years 

3 from the passage hereof, provided the 

4 same shall be accepted by said company 

5 within thirty days after the passage of 

6 this ordinance. 

Section 11. This ordinance shall be 

2 in force and take effect from and after 

3 its passage and acceptance. 

The ordinance and petition of the company 
were referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division, and the frontage 
consents to the Commissioner of Public 
Works for verification. 

Aid. Bennett (34th ward) presented the 
following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to can- 
cel and annul all water charges levied against 
253 Jackson terrace, the said premises being 
used for church purposes. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
place street name on all corner lamp posts on 
Jackson Park terrace; also to light all street 



lamps on Stony Island avenue, from 63d to 
67th streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
erect two gas lamp posts in front of the 
Woodlawn Park Methodist Episcopal Church 
on 64th street east of Woodlawn avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to C. McLennan to construct 
by private contract 13 house drains on the 
following described property, to-wit: Lots 
1, 2, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 47 and 48 
Block 13, and Lot 5. Block 30, in Ironwork- 
er's Addition to Chicago in the S. ^ of Sec. 8, 
T. 37 K, R. 15, East of Third Principal Mer- 
idian, upon the payment of one permit fee of 
five dollars, the regular permits to be taken 
out when the property is improved. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bennett (34th ward) presented the 
claim of Herman E. Dick for property taken 
for opening alley, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claims of C. E. 
Ebert for water rebate and John Hardin for 
sewer construction, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the following 
resolution : 

Whereas, The act passed by the Legisla- 
ture creating the Board of Local Improve- 
ments, was passed for the benefit of the 
poople of the State, and contemplates that 
all local improvements should be constructed 
at a minimum cost to the taxpayers and 
without useless and extravagant expenditure 
of money collected for that purpose, and it is 
a matter of almost universal knowledge that 
the use of natural cement in place of other 
and more expensive cement in street improve- 
ments will effect a great saving to the tax- 
payers, and at the same time will form a 
concrete foundation that will withstand the 
hardest usage, therefore 

Resolved, That in all ordinances and speci- 
fications hereafter prepared by the Board of 
Local Improvements for street improvements 
in the City of Chicago, the said Board is 
hereby requested to specify that natural 
cement be used for the matrix or binding 
material in forming concrete foundations, 
unless the petitions for said improvement, 



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signed by a majority of the property owners 
on the street to be improved, call specifically 
for Portland cement, 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the following- 
order (petition attached) : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to stay all pro- 
ceedings in the matter of Docket No. 22888 
for curbing, grading and macadaraizig South 
Winchester avenue, from 93d street to 94th 
street. 

Which was, on Motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Boyd presented the claim of Jos. and 
Bertha Schneider for damage to property on 
account of track elevation, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Carey presented the claim of Wm. 
Schreck for water rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Kimbell presented the 
der: 



following or- 



Ordered, To stay order for 6- foot plank 
sidewalk on North 46th court, from Montrose 
to Lawrence avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kimbell presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Extending an ordinance entitled "An ordi- 
nance authorizing the Northern Electric 
Railway to construct and operate street 
railroads in certain streets and avenues in 
the City of Chicago,-' passed on July 23rd, 
1894. 

Whereas, By an ordinance duly passed on 
July 23rd, 1894, by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, entitled "An ordinance au- 
thorizing the Northern Electric Railway to 
construct and operate street railroads in cer- 
tain streets and avenues in the City of Chi- 
cago," eonsent, permission and authority was 
granted to said Northern Electric Railway, 
its successors and assigns, to construct and 
operate a street railway in, upon and along 
the fellowihg streets in the City of Chicago, 



to-wit: West Forty-seventh street, from 
Lake street to Thomas street; Thomas street, 
from West Forty-seventh street to West 
Forty-eighth street; West Forty-eighth 
street, from Thomas street to North avenue ; 
Jefferson avenue, from North avenue to Arm- 
itage avenne; North avenue, from West 
Forty-eighth street to Central avenue ; Cen- 
tral avenue, from North avenue to Grand 
avenue; Grand avenue, from Central avenue 
to Poland avenue; Leyden avenue, from 
Grand avenue to Belden avenue; Belden ave- 
nue, from Leyden avenue to Poland avenue ; 
and Poland avenue, from Grand avenue to 
Belden avenue. And pursuant to the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, said Northern Elec- 
tric Railway Company has heretofore, in 
compliance with the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, constructed and is now operating its 
street railway in, upon and along the follow- 
ing streets, to-wit: West Forty-seventh 
street, from Lake street to Thomas street; 
Thomas street, from West Forty-seventh 
street to West Forty-eighth street; West 
Forty-eighth street, from Thomas street to 
North avenue ; Jefferson avenue, from North 
avenue to Armitage avenue ; North avenue, 
from West Forty-eighth, street to Central 
avenue ; Ceutral avenue, from North avenue 
to Grand avenue ; Grand avenue, from Cen- 
tral avenue to Poland avenue ; and said ordi- 
nance, as to all of the last above named 
streets, is now in full force and effect ; there- 
fore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That in consideration of 
the acceptance of this ordinance, and of 
all the terms and conditions thereof, by 
the Northern Electric Railway, the right, 
power and authority of said Northern 
G Electric Railway, its successors and as- 

7 signs, to maintain and operate its street 

8 railroad in, upon and along the course of 

9 the following streets: On West Forty- 

10 seventh street, from Lake street to 

11 Thomas street; on Thomas street, from 



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12 West Forty-seventh street to West Forty- 

13 eighth street; on West Forty-eighth 

14 street, from Thomas street to North ave- 

15 nue; ®n Jefferson avenue, from North 

16 avenue to Armitage avenue; on North 

17 avenue, from West Forty-eighth street 

18 to Central avenue; on Central avenue, 

19 from North avenue to Grand avenue ; on 

20 Grand avenue, from Central avenue to 

21 Poland avenue, in the City of Chicago, 

22 Illinois, is hereby extended for the period 

33 of fifty (50) years from and after the 

34 date of the passage of this ordinance, and 

35 that said ordinance entitled, "An ordi- 

36 nance authorizing the Northern Electric 

37 Railway to construct and operate street 

38 railroads in certain streets and avenues 

39 in the City of Chicago," passed July 23d, 

40 1894, so far as it relates to the construc- 

41 tion and operation of a street railway by 

42 the said Northern Electric Railway, its 

43 successors and assigns, on all of the 

44 streets last above named, be and the 

45 same is hereby extended for the period of 

46 fifty years from and after the date ®f the 

47 passage of this ordinance except only in 

48 so far as the terms of said ordinance of 

49 July 23d, 1894, are by this ordinance 

50 changed or modified. 

Section 2. That the rate of fare to be 

2 charged by the said Northern Electric 

3 Railway, its successors and assigns, upon 

4 the lines of railway 'in the foregoing 

5 section specified, or on any extensions 

6 thereof, hereafter authorized, within the 

7 limits of the City of Chicago, shall be 

8 five (5) cents for one continuous ride in 

9 either direction, for and during the first 

10 twenty (20) years of the period *of fifty 

11 years extension granted by this] ordi- 

12 nance. 

Section 3. The said Northern Elec- 

2 trie Railway, its successors and assigns, 

3 shall annually pay into the City Treas- 

4 ury of the City ©i Chicago, in addition to 

5 the annual license fee provided in Sec- 



6 tion 9 of said ordinance of July 23rd, 

7 1894, a percentage of the gross receipts 

8 from the operation of its road upon the 

9 streets in this ordinance specified, as 

10 compensation for benefits conferred upon 

11 said company, during the said period of 

12 extension of fifty (50) years granted by 

13 this ordinance, as follows : One (1) per 

14 cent for the first five (5) years; two (2) 

15 per cent for the following period of five 

16 (5) years ; three (3) per cent for the next 

17 five (5) years; five (5) per cent for the 

18 next five (5) years ; seven (7) per cent 

19 for the next five (5) years ; nine (9) per 

20 cent for the next five (5) years ; and ten 

21 (10) per cent for the last twenty (20) 

22 years. 

Section 4. That this ordinance shall 

2 take effect and be in force from and after 

3 its passage and approval and the written 

4 acceptance thereof filed with the City 

5 Clerk by the said Northern Electric 

6 Railway, its successors or assigns, within 

7 thirty (30) davs from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Joint Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys West, North and 
South Divisions. 



Aid. Schlake presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
instruct the Rogers Park Water Company to 
lay water main in Devon avenue, from Clark 
street to Ridge avenue, setting seven (7) fire 
hydrants thereon. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to J. and E. Hauk to erect a 
canvas sign at 1033 Lincoln avenue for a 
period of thirty (30) days ; provided the per- 
mit may be revoked by said Commissioner at 
any time prior to the expiration thereof. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Cannon presented the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
erect two boulevard lamp-posts in front of 



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Waveland Avenue Congregational Church, 
corner Waveland avenue and Jansen avenue . 

Whicn was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Griffith presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to A. Strassburger to hang a 
canvas sign at 483 Lincoln avenue for the 
holidays. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Griffith presented an ordinance for 
vacating an alley in Assessor's Division, 
Block 8, in Laflin, Smith & Ayer's Sub., Sec. 
20, 40, 14, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Hirsch presented the following orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to J. H. Zeller for a holiday 
sign at 1221 Belmont avenue for 30 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Robert Lemke for a holiday 
sign at 1219 Belmont avenue for 30 days. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 
Aid. Olson presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Wm. Thau to string a banner 
for thirty days across Division street, corner 
of Sedgwick and Orleans streets. 

Which was, ©n motion, duly 



Aid. Lyman presented the following com- 
munication and ordinance: 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Honorable Mayor and City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — The undersigned, represent- 
ing the various companies named in the ac- 
companying ordinance, respectfully present 
to you the said ordinance for your considera- 
tion and approval. 

In doing so, we feel that we fully appreciate 
the relations existing between our companies 
and the city, and desire that in the passage of 
an extension ordinance that your Honorable 
Body will be guided in its deliberations by a 
spirit of fairness to our corporations. 



During the past ten years enormous strides 
have been made towards the perfecting of 
intramural transit. Millions of dollars have 
^be«n expended, all with a confidence that the 
city would meet the railroad companies in the 
same spirit as the latter had carried on their 
work. 

You are, no doubt, aware of the fact that 
the different ordinances formerly granted, 
have from four to nineteen years to run, and, 
therefore, it would seem that there is no 
special necessity for the extensions being 
made at the present time; but we consider 
that if this is done now, the question of the 
regulation of street railroads and the build- 
ing and extending the same will be placed on 
a more firm foundation and will result more 
to the satisfaction of the city, as well as to 
street railroads, than has been the case in the 
past. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Chas. T. Yerkes, 
President North Chicago Street Railroad Com- 
pany, and West Chicago Street Railroad Com- 
pany. 

M. K. Bowen, 
President Chicago City Railway Company. 
Chicago General Railway Company. 
By Chas. L. Bonnet, 

Vice-President. 
West and South Towns Street Railway Co. 
By Chas. L. Bonnet, 

President. 
J. D. R. Baldwin, 
Chicago General Electric Railway Company. 

D. H. LOL'DERBACK, 

President Chicago Electric Transit Company. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That each and every ordi- 
2 nance passed prior to July 1st, 1897, and 
in force on that date, granting to either 
the Chicago City Railway Company, 
West Chicago Street Railroad Company, 
North Chicago Street Railroad Company, 
North Chicago City Railway Company, 
The Chicago West Division Railway Com- 
pany, Chicago Passenger Railway Com- 
pany, Cicero and Proviso Street Railway 



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Company, Ogden Street Railway Com- 
pany, Chicago and Jefferson Urban 
Transit Company, Chicago North Shore 
Street Railway Company, North Chicago 
Electric Railway Company, The North 
Side Electric Street Railway Company, 
Chicago Electric Transit Company, Gen- 
eral Electric Railway Company, Chicago 
General Railway Company, or West and 
South Towns Street Railway Company, 
or to any two or more of them, the right 
to construct and operate a street railway 
in any street now within the City of Chi- 
cago, and which has not yet expired, is 
hereby extended for the period of fifty 
years. 

Section 2. That in consideration of 
the extension of the ordinances aforesaid, 
and that the rate of fare for and during 
the first twenty years of the period of 
extension of the said ordinances shall 
continue to be five cents as now charged 
under said ordinances, every street rail- 
way company operating a street railway 
under either of the ordinances hereby 
extended shall pay to the said City of 
Chicaaro annually, in the manner as here- 
inafter stated, a certain rate per cent, of 
its annual gross receipts from passengers, 
such rate to be determined as follows: 
In each year in which the annual gross 
receipts from passengers per mile 
of all its single track operated 
shall exceed seven thousand five 
hundred dollars ($7,500) and are not 
in excess of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000), one-half of one per centum of 
such total annual gross receipts ; when 
such annual gross receipts per mile of its 
single track operated are more than ten 
thousand dollars ($10,000) and not in ex- 
cess of twelve thousand five hundred 
dollars ($12,500), one per centum of such 
total annual gross receipts ; when such 
annual gross receipts per mile of its single 
track operated are more than twelve thou- 
sand five hundred dollars ($12,500) and not 



32 in excess of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,- 

33 .000) , one and one half per centum of such 

34 total annual gross receipts ; when such an- 

35 nual gross receipts per mile of its single 

36 track operated are more than fifteen thou- 

37 sand dollars ($15,000) and less than twenty 

38 thousand dollars ($20,000), two per 

39 centum of such total annual gross re- 

40 ceipts; and when such annual gross re- 

41 ceipts per mile of its single track operated 

42 are twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) or 

43 more, three per centum of such total an- 

44 nual gross receipts. No compensation 

45 shall be charged or paid by any company 

46 where its total annual gross receipts per 

47 mile of single track operated do not ex- 

48 ceed seven thousand five hundred dollars 

49 ($7,500) ; nor by any company when its 

50 tracks are operated by any other eom- 

51 pany under any lease or operating agree- 

52 ment, but in every such case the said 

53 compensation herein required to be paid 

54 shall be paid by the company actually 

55 operating said leased tracks. 

Section 3. Every street railway com- 

2 pany operating any street railway, under 

3 any ordinance hereby extended, shall on 

4 the 15th day of July, 1899, make and file 

5 with the Comptroller of the City of Chi- 

6 cago a statement under the oath of its 

7 treasurer, giving the total length of 

8 single track operated by it in the said 

9 City of Chicago for the entire year 

10 last preceding July 1st, 1899, and also 

11 giving the total amount of its afore- 

12 said gross railway receipts from fares 

13 during said year, and within thirty days 

14 after the filing of such statement, each of 

15 the said railroad companies shall pay to 

16 the City Treasurer of the City of Chicago 

17 the amount due and owing from it to the 

18 said city for the said year, calculated and 

19 determiued upon the basis and in the 

20 manner aforesaid ; and in each and every 

21 year thereafter on corresponding days, 

22 during the life of this ordinance, a like 

23 statement of the said treasurer, under 



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24 oath, giving the total length of single 

25 track operated, and the total amount of 

26 gross receipts for the last preceding year, 

27 shall be filed as aforesaid, and the amount 

28 found owing, determined as aforesaid, 

29 shall be paid as aforesaid. 

Section 4. Every street railway com- 

2 pany operating a street railway under 

3 either of the ordinances hereby extended, 

4 at the date of the passage of this ordi- 

5 nance, shall, within sixty days after the 

6 passage hereof, file its bond with the City 

7 Clerk of the City of Chicago, in the sum 

8 of ; dollars, 

9 conditioned for the faithful performance 

10 of its agreements and undertakings above 

11 expressed, and also within the same 

12 period file with the the said clerk its ac- 

13 ceptance of this ordinance. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect and be in force as to all of the ordi- 

3 nances hereby extended under which each 

4 street railway company is now operating 

5 its tracks, from the date of its filing its 

6 bund and acceptance as herein provided. 

Aid. Lyman moved that the ordinance be 
referred to the Joint Committee on Streets 
and Alleys North, West and South Divisions. 

Aid. Mavor moved as a substitute that the 
ordinance be referred to a Special Commit- 
tee of the Council to be appointed by the 
Chair, composed of five members from the 
West Side, four members from the South 
Side and three members from the North Side. 

Aid. Brennan objected to the motion, be- 
cause the Alderman making the same was 
not in his seat. 

Aid. Mavor then rose in his seat, renewed 
his former motion, and demanded a roll call 
on the same. 

POINT OF ORDER. 

Aid. Mclnerney rose to a point of order, 
his point being that all ordinances sub- 
mitted to the Council must be referred to the 
proper Committee of the Council, that the 
motion to refer to a Special Committee was 
out of order because the reference to the 



Joint Committee by Aid. Lyman was a refer- 
ence to the appropriate Committee under 
the rules of the Council. 

The Chair decided the point of order not 
well taken. 

Thereupon Aid. Mclnerney appealed from 
the decision of the Chair. 

The question being shall the decision of 
the Chair stand as the judgment of the 
Council, the Chair was not sustained by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Gunther, Ailing, Fitch, Jackson, 
Cloiett, Connor, Murphy, Novak, Hurt, 
Miller, Neagle, Maypole, Beilfuss, Smulski, 
Kunz. Walsh, Mangier, Herrman, Upham, 
Walker, Griffith, Schlake, Butler, Carey. 
Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Bennett 
(34th ward) , Math —30. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Ballenberg, 
O'Brien, Martin, Fick, Bennett (8th ward), 
Cullerton, Biewer, Colson, Francis, Little, 
Ziehn, Tuite, Oberndorf, Brennan," Conlon, 
Powers, Alwart, Brown, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Hirsch, Cannon, Kimbell, McCarthy, Bigane, 
Mclnerney, Reichardt, Wiora, Darcy — 33. 

In connection with the foregoing ordinance, 
Aid. Connor presented the following amend- 
ment and moved that the same be published 
and take the same diposition as the ordinance. 

So ordered. 

The following is the amendment. 

The rights and privileges hereby granted 
are upon the further condition that the said 

Company shall not require, 

compel nor by any means whatever, coerce 
any person in its service or employ to work 
for or serve it more than eight (8) hours in 
any period of twenty-four (24) consecutive 
hours ; nor shall said Com- 
pany discharge from its service or in any 
manner prejudice any employe who shall re- 
fuse to work longer than eight (8) hours in 
any period of twenty-four (24) consecutive 
hours; nor shall said company hire or re- 
quire any person to work for, or serve it in 
any capacity for less wages than twenty-five 
(10.25) cents per hour; nor shall said com- 
pany procure or obtain the service, work or 
labor of any person i&r more than eight (8) 
honrs in any period of twenty-four (24) con- 
secutive hours, or for less wages than twenty- 
five ($0.25) cents per hour, by or under a 



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contract between said company and any other 
person or persons or corporation, or in any 
manner whatever; and whenever said com- 
pany, instead of hiring workmen or others to 
perform any work or to carry out any enter- 
prise it may undertake, shall enter into a 
contract to have such work done or enterprise 
executed by an independent contractor, said 
companv shall insert in every such contract a 
provision fixing- eight (8) hours as a maxi- 
mum number of hours any person employed 
by such independent contractor shall work 
under such contract, in any period of 24 con- 
secutive hours, and twenty-five ($0.25) cents 
per hour as the minimum wages to be paid 
for work done thereunder. 

Failure, neglect ©r refusal of said company 
to observe, comply with and perform any ©f 
the conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance shall work a forfeiture thereof: and 
upon such failure, neglect or refusal, all 
rights and privileges by this ordinance 
created, granted or conferred shall at once 
cease and determine. 

After debate, Aid. Lyman renewed his mo- 
tion to refer to the Joint Committee. 

POINT OF ORDER. 

Aid. Hermann rose t© a point of order, his 
point of order being that there is no such 
Standing Committee as the Joint Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, North, West and 
and South Divisions, and therefore the mo- 
tion to refer to that Committee should not 
take precedence ©f the m@tion to refer to a 
Special Committee. 

POINT OF ORDER. 

Aid. Cullerton rose to a point of order, his 
point of order being that the ordinance was 
not before the Council as t® discussion of its 
merits; that the ordinance is treated the 
same as all other ordinances referred under 
the rules to Committees. 

The Chair decided Aid. Cullerton's point 
of order not well taken. 

Aid. Herrman then moved that so much of 
the ordinance as pertained to the North 
Division of the city be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

POINT OP ORDER. 

Aid. Mclnerney rose to a point of order, 
his point of order being as follows : 
A similar motion has been made by an 



Alderman @n this floor, and I raised the point 
of order that it was not in order; that under 
the rules it had to be referred to the appro- 
priate Committee. The Chair decided my 
point not well taken ; I appealed from the 
decision of the Chair and the Chair was not 
sustained, and the rules now stand according 
to the point I had raised, and under those 
rules it must be referred to the Committee 

The Chair ruled the point of order not well 
taken, the motion of Aid. Mavor was to refer to 
a Special Committee. This is a motion to 
refer to one of the Standing Committees of 
the Council. 

The question recurring on the moti®n of 
Aid. Herrman to refer to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, N. D. 

It was lost by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Gunther, Ailing, Pitch, Jackson, 
Cloidt, Connor, Novak, Hurt, Miller, 
Neagle, Maypole, Beilfuss, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Herrman, Upham, Walker, Schlake, 
Butler, Carey, Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Bennett (34th ward), Math— 27. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Ballen- 
berg, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Cullerton, Biewer, Col- 
son, Francis, Little, Ziehn, Tuite, Ofeern- 
dorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, 
Brown, Mangier, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Kimbell, Mc- 
Carthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Reichardt, 
Wiora, Darcy — 36. 

Aid. Cullerton called for the previous ques- 
tion on the subject matter, and the call was 
sustained. 

The question recurring on the motion to 
refer to the Joint Committee on Streets and 
Alleys North, West and South Divisions. 

The motion prevailed. 

In connection with the foregoing ordinance 
Aid. Herrman presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That each of the corpora- 

2 tions known respectively as the Chicago 

3 City Railway Company, the Chicago 

4 West Division Railway Company, the 



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5 Chicago Passenger Railway Company, 

6 the West Chicago Street Railway Com- 

7 pany, the North Chicago City Railway 

8 Company and the North Chicago Street 

9 Railroad Company, or their lessees, shall 
10 pay into the treasury of the City ef Chi- 
ll cago, for the use of said city, and as com- 

12 pensation for said privileges herein and 

13 heretofore granted, in the use of streets 

14 by said companies, ten per cent of the 

15 gross receipts collected as fares by said 

16 companies, and each of them respectively, 

17 in the manner following: On the tenth 

18 day of January, of April, of July and of 

19 October of each year, payment shall be 

20 made for the quarter or part thereof, 

21 ending with the last day of the month 

22 preceding, and the City of Chicago shall 

23 have the right, by its properly authorized 

24 agents, to examine the books of the said 

25 companies, or any or all of them, for 

26 the purpose of ascertaining the amount so 

27 due, and the said companies aud each of 

28 them, by the acceptance of this ordinance, 

29 agree to permit such examination of their 

30 books during business hours upon any 

31 day or days designated by the city's 

32 authorized agents. Such agents shall be 

33 designated by the Mayor and the Comp- 

34 troller of said city. And the said compa- 

35 nies agree, each for itself, that in making 

36 any payment under this ordinance, it will 

37 deliver to the City Comptroller a state- 

38 raent under ®ath, by its President or 

39 Treasurer, that tie sum so paid over is 

40 the actual sum due for the payment then 

41 made, stating in full what time the said 

42 payment is intended to cover, and also 

43 agree that at every examination above 

44 provided for, the company will deliver a 

45 statement under oath, by its President or 

46 Treasurer, setting forth the books placed 

47 at the disposal of the agents of the city 

48 for examination and further showing 

49 that such books are the only books show- 

50 ing receipts of such company by way of 

51 fares; provided, however, that it shall | 



52 not be held that such evidence is con- 

53 elusive on the city. 

Section 2. Each one of said railway 

2 companies shall hereafter, as respects 

3 the filling, grading, paving or otherwise 

4 improving or repairing the streets, or 

5 parts of streets, upon which it has con- 

6 strucied, or may hereafter construct, its 

7 railways, or any of them, fill, grade, pave 

8 and keep in good repair during the life 

9 of this ordinance, eight feet in width of 

10 its right of way where a single track is 

11 laid, or sixteen feet where a double track 

12 is laid, in accordance with such ordi- 

13 nance as the City Council may pass re- 

14 specting such filling, grading, repairing 

15 or paving, and such paving or repairing 

16 shall be done by said companies and each 

17 of them with like material and in like 

18 manner, and at the same time as required 

19 as to the rest of the street not embraced 

20 in the eight or sixteen feet in width, and 

21 in the event that any of the said com- 

22 panies should refuse or neglect to pave 

23 @r repair its right of way in accordance 

24 with the provisions hereof, and such re- 

25 fusal or neglect continue for thirty days 

26 after notice has been given by the Cotn- 

27 missioner of Public Works of said city. 

28 then said city may proceed to do such 

29 work and charge to and collect the cost 

30 thereof from such company. 

Section 3. Each of said companies 

2 shall furnish the public with car service 

3 on each and every line, or part of line, 

4 and over all the tracks in any street or 

5 alley within the corporate limits of said 

6 city and run cars on all such tracks, or 

7 parts thereof, at intervals of not less than 

8 twenty minutes between the hours of six 

9 o'clock A. M. and twelve o'clock P. M. 

10 of each and every day except Sunday, 

11 when cars shall be run not less frequently 

12 than aforesaid, between the hours of 

13 eight o'clock A. M. and twelve o'clock 

14 P. M., and if any of the said companies 



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15 should fail to operate cars at the intervals 

16 aforesaid, under any grant whatsoever, 

17 except from unavoidable causes, and 

18 such failure continue for thirty days in 

19 the aggregate in any one year, the City 

20 of Chicago may treat such failure as a 

21 surrender of such company's right as to 

22 such tracks and to so much of its right of 

23 way as has been thus neglected and no 

24 operation of stray and occasional cars, or 

25 of a car or cars, at longer intervals than 

26 those herein provided for, shall be held 

27 to be sufficient to save its right as to such 

28 track or right of way, and the City of 

29 Chicag© may remove tracks s© neglected 

30 and the companies or company shall for- 

31 feit all rights in the part or parts of 

32 streets so neglected. 

Section 4. Each of said companies 

2 shall change the motive power by it used 

3 for the propulsion of cars on any of its 

4 lines to any improved system or method 

5 which may hereafter be invented or in 

6 use, whenever the City Council shall by 

7 ordinance so direct, providing that such 

8 new system or method shall be one that 

9 is mechanically practicable, but the fact 

10 that such new system or method of pro- 

11 pulsion has been in successful mechan- 

12 ical operation for the period of two years 

13 next preceding the passage of such ordi- 

14 nance on any other actual working line 

15 of street railway in any city within the 

16 United States having a population of 

17 over one million persons, shall be con- 

18 elusive proof of the mechanical practica- 

19 bility of such improved system or method, 

20 and provided further, that no such ordi- 

21 nance shall be passed within the first ten 

22 years ©f the life of this ordinance and 

23 not oftener than once in ten years there- 

24 after. 

Section 5. Each of said companies 

2 shall concede the right of the City of 

3 Chicago to use the trolley poles of any 

4 such companies for the purpose of sus- 



5 pending, supporting or swinging there- 

6 from such electric lamps as said city 

7 shall elect to place on any street on which 

8 said poles may be erected, and also to 

9 place within such poles such electric 

10 wires or conductors as may reasonably 

11 be necessary for such electric lighting, 

12 and said companies and each of them, 

13 when so directed by the Commissioner of 

14 Public Works, shall place the trolley 

15 poles on that side ®f the curb nearest the 

16 building line. 

Section 6. Authority is hereby 
2 given to each of said companies to 
change the method of propulsion of its 
cars on any of its lines now operated by 
the so-called cable system, to an electric 
one within the first ten years of the life 
of this ordinance, but such change shall 
be limited to what is known as the stor- 
age-battery system or the underground 
trolley system. 

Section 7. Each of said companies 
shall, whenever it may become necessary 
to replace the rails now used upon any 
improved street (except rails for occas- 
ional repair of a damaged one) or when- 
ever it reconstructs any of its tracks, 
lay grooved rails of a pattern and design 
to be approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and shall substitute such 
grooved rails for those already laid 
within the period of ten years from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and upon failure or neglect to do so, it 
shall be liable to the City of Chicago in 
the sum of one hundred dollars as liqui- 
dated damages for each and every day 
that said present style of girder rails 
shall anywhere be maintained by it be- 
yond such period. 

Section 8. The said North Chicago 
City Railway Company and the Worth 
Chicago Street Railroad Company shall, 
at any point north of the Chicago River 
upon their lines, issue tickets transfer! 1 - 



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6 ing passengers to intersecting lines now 

7 existing, including those of other street 

8 railway companies, which shall entitle 

9 passengers to continue their ride east, 

10 west, north or south in any direction, but 

11 not beyond a radius of eight miles from 

12 the present site of the City Hall in said 

13 city or beyond the southern terminal of 
11 said lines; provided, that said companies 

15 may except particular through cars run- 

16 ning to points beyond such radius, so 
IT long as it provides sufficient cars operated 

18 on all tracks covered by above provisions 

19 within and to such radius. And said 

20 company shall procure arrangements 

21 with each and every other street railway 

22 company, their successors and assigns, 

23 operating cars within the radius afore- 

24 said, north of the said river, for the mu- 

25 tual issue and acceptance of tickets en- 

26 titling passengers to transfer as afore- 

27 said, and to that end it is hereby pro- 

28 vided that no part of this ordinance 

29 favorable to said company shall be or 

30 become operative until each and every 

31 one of the other street railway compa- 

32 nies now operating cars north and west 

33 therefrom, to the radius aforesaid, shall 
31 have filed their assents hereto with the 
35 Mayor of the City of Chicago. 

Section 9. The said Chicago City 

2 Railway Company, the Chicago West 

3 Division Railway Company, the Chicago 

1 Passenger Railway Company and the 

5 West Chicago Street Railway Company, 

6 the successors or assigns of either of 

7 them, in the acceptance of this ordinance, 

8 shall severally agree that whenever or 

9 wherever either of them has heretofore 

10 issued tickets to passengers entitling 

11 them to transfer to intercepting or con- 

12 necting lines, the issuance and right to 

13 receive such tickts shall in the tuture in 
11 no manner be lessened or curtailed. 

Section 10. In consideration of the 

2 acceptance, by said several companies or 



3 any of them, of this ordinance, and in 

4 consideration of the several covenants. 

5 undertakings, provisions, terms and con- 

6 ditions herein mentioned on behalf of 

7 the several street railway companies 

8 mentioned herein, the rights and priv- 

9 ileges secured to any of said railway 

10 companies in the ordinances heretofore 

11 passed, granting permission and author- 

12 ity to construct, maintain and operate 

13 street railways in the streets of said city, 

14 are hereby extended twenty years 

15 from July 30th, 1903, subject, however, 

16 t© the provisions of this ordinance, and 
IT in consideration of such extension each 

18 of the said companies, by the acceptance 

19 of this ordinance shall further be held to 

20 have agreed to the sections hereafter fol- 

21 lowing. 

Section 11. Incase the City of Chi- 

2 cago hereafter acquires the right and au- 

3 thority «. to own or operate street cars 

4 within its corporate limits, it shall have 

5 the right and privilege of purchasing the 

6 tracks, rolling stock, and operative prop- 

7 erty of all or any of said companies 

8 within said city by paying the value of 

9 the property so taken, exclusive of any 

10 value in existing franchises, which it is 

11 hereby agreed shall then terminate, such 

12 value to be affixed by a Board of Ap- 

13 praisers consisting of seven persons to be 
11 selected in such manner as to detail and 

15 time as may upon application by either 

16 said city or .the company or companies, 
IT to the Chief Justice of the Circuit Court 

18 of Cook County, be by him determined, 

19 and each of said companies further 

20 agrees that it shall be forever estopped 

21 from asserting any right or claim of 

22 right under any municipal or legislative 

23 grant or enactment or otherwise that i 

24 may in any manner be hostile to said j 

25 city's right to purchase, acquire and 

26 operate said railways, provided, how- 1 
2T ever, that no such purchase shall be I 
2S made within twenty years from the pass- «i 



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29 age of this ordinance and that the said 

30 city shall give two years notice of its 

31 election to purchase. 

Section 12. And each ©f said compa- 

2 nies agrees that wherever words, sen- 

3 fences or phrases occur in this or any 

4 prior legislative or municipal grant to 

5 said companies, or any of them, or their 

6 predecessors, or any general statute, or 

7 in any general ordinance of said city, re- 

8 lating to street railways, which admit of 

9 more than one construction, or are of 

10 doubtful meaning, such doubt shall be 

11 resolved in favor of the said city, and 

12 construction shall be most strongly 

13 against the company and in favor of the 

14 public, and further that it accepts the 

15 privileges herein granted in lieu of any 

16 other' rights in and to the streets, and in 

17 consideration of said extension absolutely 

18 waives and releases any and all other 

19 rights which it may have by virtue of any 

20 other legislative or municipal authority 

21 whatever, and agrees that for such con- 

22 sideration it will not hereafter at any 

23 time assert or claim any rights other or 

24 greater as to time or other matter, or pro- 

25 vision, than those herein contained. 

Section 13. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect as to any one of said companies 

3 when it shall file its acceptance in writ- 

4 ing thereof with the Mayor of the City of 

5 Chicago, provided, however, that if any 

6 of said companies fail to file with the 

7 Mayor of the City of Chicago its accept- 

8 ance within thirty days after the passage 

9 of this ordinance the same shall be void 
10 and of no effect as to such company. 

Aid. Cullerton moved the reference of the 
ordinance to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Ailing moved its reference to the 
Joint Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North, West and South Divisions. 

Aid. Kunz asked for the reading of the 
ordinance. 

During the reading of the ordinance. Aid. 



Kimbell moved to dispense with the further 
reading. 

Aid. Kunz moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Kimbell on the table. 

The motion to table was lost by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Gunther, Ailing, Fitch, Jackson. 
Cloidt, ISTeagle, Maypole, Beilfuss, Smulski, 
Kunz, Walsh, Powers, Mangier, Upham. 
Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, Hirsch, 
Griffith, Schlake. Butler. Bigane, Carey, 
Boyd, Wiora. Bennett (34th ward)— 27. 

Nays — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook,Ballenberg, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, 
Bennett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Ziehn, 
Tuite, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Alwart, 
Brown, Herrman, Cannon, Kimbell, Mc- 
Carthy, Mclnernev, Reichardt, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Darcy, Math— 35. 

The question being on the motion to dis- 
pense with the further reading of the ordi- 
nance. 

It prevailed. 

The question again recurring on the refer- 
ence of the ordinance to the Joint Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, North, West and 
South Divisions. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Herrman presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That tne Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Peter Thies for sign at No. 
255 North avenue, across sidewalk for thirty 
days. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Conlon presented the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to those who may apply 
therefor permits to erect and maintain for a 
period of 30 days from this date such Christ- 
mas and holiday signs as he, said Commis- 
sioner, may in his discretion approve. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Conlon presented the following reso- 
lution : 

For that, Whereas, Knowledge of the 
barbarous treatment rendered children con- 



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fined in the House of Correcti©n in this city 
has come to us, by reason of the cruel cor- 
poral treatment inflicted upon sueh children 
confined therein, through the Superintend- 
ent and his assistants in said institution, and 
because such is a source of public scandal 
and infamy, as being evidences of the bar- 
barity of the cruel nature of those in charge; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That all such corporal punish- 
ments be dispensed with, and the Superin- 
tendent and his assistants in the House of 
Correction be hereby ordered to desist from 
any such thing as the infliction of corporal 
punishment upon any person or persons con- 
fined in said institution ; and, be it 

Resolved, further, That the Bridewell Com- 
missioners be urgently requested to see that 
the spirit of this resolution, is fully carried 
out. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

.Aid. Walsh presented the following reso- 
lution : 

Whereas, It is absolutely necessary for the 
preservation of the public health and the 
maintenance of the business life and the 
continued growth of the City of Chicago, 
that its streets and alleys, outside of its boule- 
vards, should be immediately paved or re- 
paved without delay and at the least possible 
cost; and 

Whereas, It has become apparent that this 
work cannot be done by the City of Chicago, 
either ©ut of its public funds or by operating 
through its Board of Local Improvements 
and the present special assessment law, sueh 
law requiring the levying of about one-third 
more than the cost of such improvements in 
the shape of engineering fees, costs, interest 
and contingent expenses, which largely in- 
creased expense amounts to confiscation in 
the case of the owners of small homes or 
those seeking to acquire homes, as small lot 
owners, and the opposition caused thereby 
retards necessary improvements, results in 
patch work and dirty streets and alleys and 
the destruction of pavements by adjoining 
streets and alleys not being improved; there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, That the Mayor of the City of 
Chicago be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to appoint a commiitee of twenty 
citizens, none of whom shall be officeholders, 
to draft a bill and present the same to the 
legislature and secure its passage, creating 



the Improvement District of Chicago, com- 
prising the territory included into three sub- 
improvement districts ; one sub-improvement 
district to consist of the Town of West Chi- 
cago, the Town of Jefferson and such terri- 
tory as may be hereafter annexed thereto, to 
be known as the Sub-Improvement District 
of West Chicago ; one sub-improvement dis- 
trict to consist of the Town of North Chicago, 
the Town of Lake View and such territory as 
may be hereafter annexed thereto, to be 
known as the Sub-Improvement District of 
North Chicago; and one sub-improvement 
district to consist of the Town of South Chi- 
cago, the Town of Hyde Park, the Town of 
Lake and such territory as may hereafter be 
annexed thereto, to be known as the Sub- 
Improvement District of South Chicago. 

Said Improvement District of Chicago to 
be a municipal corporation for the purpose 
of constructing and repairing sewers, and 
paving and repairing the pavement of streets 
and alleys therein. 

The business of said Improvement District 
of Chicago to be managed by a Board of 
Trustees, consisting of twenty-one members, 
eomprised of seven members residing in, and 
to be elected by the legal voters of each Sub- 
Improvement District respectively, voting 
separately at such time and for such term as 
may be provided by s>aid law. 

For the purpose of ordering and making 
the improvements aforesaid, said Board of 
Trustees shall be divided into three Sub- 
Boards, being a Sub-Board for each Sub- 
Improvement District, consisting of the 
seven members elected from each Sub-District 
as aforesaid, each Sub-Board to be vested 
with full power over the improvements afore- 
said in their respective Sub-Districts. 

The cost of such improvements to be paid 
for with the proceeds of bonds to be issued 
and sold, and taxes to be levied and collected 
by said Board of Trustees upon the taxable 
property within said Improvement District of 
Chicago, in such manner as may be provided 
by said law. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Walsh presented the following ordi- 
nance 

AX ORDINANCE 

Prohibiting persons under fifteen years of age 
from being on the streets, alleys or public 



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places in the City of Chicago, Illinois, at 
night after the hour of nine o'clock P. M.. 
and the prescribed penalties fop the viola- 
tion thereof. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. It is hereby made unlawful 

2 for any person under fifteen years of age 

3 to.be or remain loitering or playing in ©r 

4 upon any of the streets, alleys or public 

5 places in the City of Chicago, at night, 

6 after the hour of 9 o'clock P. M., unless 

7 such person is accompanied by a parent, 

8 guardian or other persons having the 

9 legal custody of such minor person, or is 

10 in the performance of an errand or duty 

11 directed by such parent, guardian or 

12 other person having the care or custody 

13 of such minor person, or whose employ- 

14 ment makes it necessary to be on said 

15 streets, alleys or public places during the 

16 night time after said specified hour. Any 

17 person violating the provisions of this 

18 section shall, on conviction, be fined in 

19 any sum not to exceed five dollars for 

20 each offense and stand committed until 

21 fine and costs are paid. 

Section 2. It is hereby made unlawful 
2 for any person, guardian or other person 
having the legal care and custody of any 
person under fifteen years of age to allow 
or permit any such child, ward or other 
person under age while in such legal cus- 
tody to be or remain loitering or playing 
in or upon any streets, alleys or public- 
places in said city, within the time pro- 
hibited in this ordinance, unless there 
exists a reasonable necessity therefor. 
Any person violating the provisions of 
this section, shall, on conviction, be fined 
in any sum not less than one nor more 
than ten dollars for each offense, and 
stand committed until such fines and 
costs are oaid. 



Section 3. Each member of the 
police force, while on duty, is hereby 



3 authorized to arrest, without warrant, 

4 any person wilfully violating the pro- 

5 visions of this ordinance, and retain such 

6 person for a reasonable time in which 

7 complaint can be made and a warrant 

8 issued and served. Be it further or- 

9 dained that no child or minor person 

10 arrested under the provisions of this or- 

11 dinance shall be placed in confinement 

12 until they have first been taken home to 

13 ascertain the parents' wishes, and the 

14 parents shall have refused to be held re- 

15 sponsible for the observance of this ordi- 

16 nance by the said minor person. 

Section 4. It shall be the duty of the 

2 Police Judge, upon the arrest of any 

3 child or minor person, where the parents 

4 or guardians have refused to become re- 

5 sponsible for said minor person for vio- 

6 lation of the provisions of this ordinance, 

7 to inquire into the facts of said arrest, 

8 and the condition and circumstances of 

9 such child or minor person, and if it shall 

10 appear that such child or minor person, 

11 for want of proper parental care is grow- 

12 ing up in mendicancy or vagrancy, or is 

13 incorrigible, cause the proper proceed- 

14 ings to be had and taken, as authorized 

15 and provided by law in such case. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect and be in force from and after its 

3 passage and publication according to law 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Walsh presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to report to this 
Council at his earliest convenience his opinion 
on the following: 

Has the Legislature of this State the power 
to grant the use of streets in incorporated 
cities to street railway companies? Can a 
contract existing between a street railway 
company and this City of Chicago, which 
provides for the use of streets in said city by 
a street railway company, for a specified 



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time, be extended or changed in any way by 
the Legislature? 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Oberndorf presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Junior Franklin Union 
No. 4 to string a banner at the corner of 
North Halsted street and Milwaukee avenue 
for 30 days. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Oberndorf presented an order to per 
mit Sears & Roebuck Company to raise side- 
walk in front of 103 to 107 Fulton street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Smulski presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to M. Mankowitz to erect a 
temporary holiday sign at No. 492 Milwaukee 
avenue, to be removed within thirty days. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to the Admiral Dewey Pleasure Club 
to string a banner or cloth sign at the corner 
of Noble street and Milwaukee avenue, to be 
removed within thirty days. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to R. Simon to erect a sign across 
sidewalk at No. 35 to 37 Elston avenue, said 
sign to be 2x14 feet. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed t© issue a 
permit to John Krohm to erect a temporary 
holiday display sign across sidewalk at No. 
457 West Chicago avenue, said sign to be re- 
moved January 5, 1899. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Smulski presented an order to rebate 
water tax to the Lambeau Leather Company, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ngs be and he is hereby directed to issue 



permit to Henry Peterson for erection of a 
shelter shed, 24x36 (tapering to. 10 feet) xl2, 
on North May street, Lot 17, Biock 8, Elston' s 
Sub., in rear of lot and fronting alley. Said 
shed to have a first-class gravel roof and to 
be used for the sheltering of vehicles and 
trucks only. Sketch attached. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ziehn presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of' Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
grant permit to Benson & Rixon, 947-949 
Milwaukee avenue, to put up a canvas sign 
from curb to the building and in front of 
their store, the same to be removed in thirty 
days, or at the order of the Mayor or the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Maypole presented the claim ©f Wm. 
Hilliard for balance for laying water mains, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Neagle presented the following res- 
olution : 

Eesolved, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to institute pro- 
ceedings to test the constitutionality of the 
act of the Legislature permitting the con- 
solidation of gas companies, and also annul 
the act of consolidation of the Consumers' 
Gas Company, the People's Gas Light and 
Coke Company and the Equitable Gas Com- 
pany, for the reason that these companies in 
consolidating under the name of the People's 
Gas Company have violated the express con- 
ditions against consolidation contained in the 
ordinances granting them the privilege to 
operate in the City of Chicago. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Francis presented an ordinance es- 
tablishing roadway on Gladys avenue, from 
Western avenue to Stanley terrace, and 
moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, May pole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 



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Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mang- 
ier, Herman, Uphara, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Baden®ch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darey, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following- is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing- the width of roadway of Gladys 
avenue, from Western avenue to Stanley 
terrace, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook, and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the width ©f the roadway 
of Gladys avenue, from Western avenue to 
Stanley terrace, be and the same is hereby 
established at twenty-five (25) feet. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

Aid. Francis presented the claim of the 
Security Title and Trust Co. for water re- 
bate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Colson presented the claim of Chas. 
B. Morrow for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Miller presented the following ©rder: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works place three gasoline lamps ©n Leavitt 
street, between 18th street and the Chicago, 
Burlington and Quincy Railroad. 

Aid. Miller presented the claim of premises 
No. 995 South Sacramento avenue for water 
rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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ducting freight and passenger elevators 
and providing for a certificate of qualifica- 
tion. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 



the 



following 



Aid. Cullerton presented 
ordinance : 

That the ordinance known as the "Depart- 
ment of Buildings," be and is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows : 

AN ORDINANCE. 

An ordinance regulating the business of con- 



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Section 1. That any person, agent, 
firm, company or corporation now or 
hereafter engaged in or working at the 
business of conducting freight or pas- 
senger elevators in the City of Chicago, 
shall obtain a certificate as to his or her 
competency to engage in such business 
in the manner hereinafter provided. 

Section 2. Any person now engaged 
in the business of operating freight or 
passenger elevators in the City of 
Chicago, shall make application to the 
Board of Examining Engineers of the 
City of Chicago, at such time and place 
as said Board of Examining Engineers 
aaay designate, and undergo an examina- 
tion as to his qualifications and compe- 
tency to engage in such business, as such 
Board of Examining Engineers may 
direct. Such examination may be made 
in whole or in part in writing, and shall 
be of practical character sufficiently 
strict to test the qualifications of the ap- 
plicant. 

Section 3. On the recommendation 
of the said Board of Examining Engi- 
neers, it shall be the duty of the Mayor 
to appoint a practical elevator operator, 
whose office shall be known as examiner 
of applicants for positions as elevator 
operators, whose duty it shall be to per- 
form such work pertaining to the exami- 
nation of said applicants as shall be di- 
rected by said Board of Examining 
Engineers, and whose salary shall fee 
fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) per an- 
num. 

Section 4. Upon the examiner of said 
applicant being satisfied of the ability 
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4 fulfill the duties of such operators of 

5 freight and passenger elevators, he shall 

6 cause a certificate to be issued, signed by 

7 himself and said Board of Examining 

8 Engineers to said applicant in the name 

9 of the City of Chicago, which shall be 

10 dated the day and year in which said ex- 

11 amination is had, and shall certify as to 

12 his qualifications for said occupation, and 

13 for which said applicant shall pay to said 

14 examiner and Board of Examining Engi- 

15 neers for the City of Chicago, the sum of 

16 two (-52) dollars, and said applicant shall 

17 be required to pass said examination each 

18 and every year thereafter from date of 

19 first certificate of qualification for said 

20 position of operator if he desires to con- 

21 tinue therein in the City of Chicago, and 

22 shall, upon the payment of two ($2) dol- 

23 lars, if found competent by said Board of 

24 Examining Engineers, be issued an annual 

25 certificate as above described. 

Section 5. The Board of Examining 

2 Engineers are hereby authorized to pro- 

3 vide office room for said examinations. 

4 and for the keeping of the records thereof 

5 and the performance of the work con- 

6 nected therewith. 

Section 6. Any person, agent, firm, 

2 company or corporation violating, diso- 

3 beying, neglecting or refusing to comply 

4 with any of the provisions of this ordi- 

5 nance, shall be subject, upon conviction 

6 thereof, of a penalty of not less than 

7 twenty (§20) dollars nor more than one 

8 hundred ($100) dollars, to be paid to the 

9 examiner and Board of Examining Engi- 

10 neers for use of city, and upon such con- 

11 viction, the. certificate of inspection 

12 thereof issued shall be revoked. 

Section 7. Each applicant for certifi- 

2 cate of qualification as elevator operator 

3 must be at least twenty-one years of age, 

4 a citizen of the United States, or one who 

5 has declared his intentions of becoming 

6 such, must be of temperate habits and 



7 good character, all of which shall be 

8 vouched for in writing by at least two 

9 citizens of Chicago, or shall be verified 

10 under oath by the applicant, when re- 

11 quired by the Board ©f Examiners. 

Section 8. All ordinances or parts of 

2 ordinances in conflict herewith are here- 

3 by repealed, and this ordinance shall take 

4 effect and be in force from and after the 

5 first day of January, eighteen hundred 

6 and ninety-nine. 

Which was ordered made a special order 
for the next regular meeting at 8 o'clock 
P. M. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the claim of Wil- 
helmine Wickow for the execution of quit 
claim deed to certain property, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bennett (8th ward) presented the 
claim of John H. McHugh for wages, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Martin presented the claim of Julius 
Beugger for water rebate, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Jackson presented an ordinance fixing 
the regular meeting of the Council, after 
Dec. 19, 1898, on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1899, at 
7.30 o'clock P. M., and moved its passage. 

Aid. Powers moved its reference to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Jackson moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas- Gunther, Ailing, Fitch, Jackson, 
Connor, Maypole, Beilfuss, Herrman, 
Walker, Schlake, Butler. Boyd, Badenoch. 
Nelson, Mavor, Bennett, Math— 17. 

y (T2/s _Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Ballenberg, 
O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Colson, Ziehn, Tuite, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mang- 
ier, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Griffith, Cannon, 
Kimbell, McCarthy, Mclnerney, Reichardt, 
Wiora, Darcy — 35. 

Thereupon, the ordinance was referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 



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Aid. Ailing presented the following 
order • 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Charles B. Mortimer to 
erect a lamp post in the gutter at the edge of 
the curbstone, and maintain a light thereon, 
in front of No. 3022 State street, under the 
supervision of the Gas Inspector. 

Aid. O'Brien moved its reference to the 
Committee on Gas, Oil and Electric Lights. 

Aid. Ailing moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Connor, 
Fick, Novak, Hurt,Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Colson, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herr- 
man, Lyman, Olson, Walker, Hirsch, 
Griffith, Schiake. Kimbell. Butler, Boyd, 
Badenech, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Bennett 
(34th ward), Math— 44. 

Nays— O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Bennett 
(8th ward), Cannon, McCarthy, Mclnerney, 
Darcy— 8. 

Aid. Ailing moved the passage of the order. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
prepare and submit to this Council an esti- 
mate of the cost of a survey of a through 
street leading from Thirty-third street and 
Michigan avenue west to S. Western boule- 
vard. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
all employes of the ciiy their December sal- 
aries before the 24th day of December, 1898. 

Ordered, That all departments and all the 
offices of the city, with the exception of the 
Police, Fire and Health Departments, be 
closed at 12 o'clock noon, Saturday, Decem- 
ber 24th, 1898, for the purpose of allowing 
all city employes a half holiday to make their 
necessary purchases for the Christmas 
holiday. 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permits to the Associated Cycling Ciubs 
of Chicago to string temporary canvas signs 
at the following places: Randolph and La 
Salle streets, State and Monroe streets, Mad- 
ison and La Salle streets, Monroe and Dear- 
born streets, Randolph and Dearborn streets ; 
said signs to be strung according to the 
regulations of the Street Department and re- 
moved before January 10, 1899. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to John Burns for barber pole 
at No. 13 South Water street; to be revoked 
by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Emerson Piano Company for 
sign at No. 207 Wabash avenue for 30 days. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Jas. Wilde, Jr., for muslin 
sign at No. 131 Wabash avenue for 30 days. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works do and is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Sigmund Strauss to change 
store front outbuilding at the southeast cor- 
ner of State and Madison streets according 
to plans hereto attached. 

That the said Sigmund Strauss shall enter 
into an agreement with His Honor, the 
Mayor, to pay the City of Chicago:, the 
sum of one (SI) dollar per square foot for 
said improvement. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEE S 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred sundry claims for special assessment 
rebates, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 5th December, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claims of sundry persons for re- 
bates due on special assessments, having had 



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the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to each of the following 
named persons vouchers in the amounts set 
opposite their names, the same to be in full 
settlement ©f their claims for rebates due on 
special assessments: 

J. A. Brophy $ 26 91 

Geo. W. Norton ..'... 20 52 

E. F. Gorton 177 90 

F. E. Ballard 11 16 

Susan Achton 8 40 

C. Counselman 208 28 

and the Comptroller is hereby directed to pay 
the same. 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of the Northern Pacific Express 
Company for refund of water tax, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 5th December, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen .o/ the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of the Northern Pacific 
Express Company, for refund of water tax, 
having had the same under advisemaent, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to the Northern Pacific Ex- 
press Company a voucher in the sum of 
$250.06, the same to be in full settlement of 
their claim for refund of water tax, this ac- 
tion being in accordance with his recommen- 
dation, and the Comptroller is hereby di- 
rected to pay the same. 

John Powers, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of the Sisters of Charity of the Im- 
maculate Heart for decrease of water tax, 



submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, 5th December, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim for decrease of water tax 
by the Sisters of Charity of the Immaculate 
Heart, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
decrease the water tax on the property be- 
longing to the Sisters of Charity of the Im- 
maculate Heart, located at Nos. 1384 and 1386 
Congress street, up to November 1st, 1898, 
provided they pay the regulation water tax 
from that date on, as recommended by the 
Water Assessor. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Mary H. White for refund of 
amusement license, and Gus. Steinweg for 
beer bottler's license, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Powers moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, 5th December, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago^ in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Mary H. White for re- 
fund of amusement license fee and the claim 
of Gustaf Steinweg for refund of amount 
paid for beer bottler's license, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passageof the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to refund 
to Mary H. White the sum of $46.78, being 
the amount due her for unused amusement 



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license, and to Gustaf Steinweg the sum of 
$25.89, amount paid for beer bottler's license, 
as recommended by the City Collector. 

John Powers, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of Edwin C. Richards for rebate 
of water tax, Henry Wickow and W. S. 
Cosby for rebate of special assessment and 
G. J. Moore for rebate of building permit, 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report. 

The motion preyailed. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, having under 
consideration the use of " slot machine tele- 
phones," by the Chicago Telephone Com- 
pany, submitted a report recommending the 
adoption of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Novak moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred resolution, Chicago Telephone 
Company, alleged use of slot machines in 
drug stores, etc., having had the same under 
advisement beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that same be passed. 

Whereas, The citizens and tax payers of 
the City of Chicago have complained of and 
objected to the so-called "slot machine tele- 
phones;" and, 

Whereas, It is charged that the Chicago 
Telephone Company has refused and is still 
refusing in some instances to lease to parties 
desiring the same public telephones at and 
for the rentals fixed by and pursuant to an 
ordinance passed January 4th, 1889, and pub- 
lished on page 742 of the Council Proceed- 
ings for the year 1888-1889 ; and, 

Whereas, The Corporation Counsel of the 
City of Chicago has rendered an opinion that 
the introduction of the "slot machine tele- 



phones" is a direct departure from the terms 
prescribed in and by the schedule. That the 
"slot machine telephone" cannot under the 
ordinance be used by the telephone company. 
That the same should be discontinued and 
the company required to adhere strictly to its 
contract with the city and to the terms pre- 
scribed in and by Section 6 of the ordinance; 
therefore be it 

Itesolved, That the Corporation Counsel is 
hereby ordered and directed to commence 
such proceedings as may be necessary to com- 
pel the Chicago Telephone Company to live 
up to its terms and regulations fixed by the 
ordinance passed January 4th, 1889, and pub- 
lished on page 742 of the Council Proceedings 
for the year 1888-9. 

E. J. Novak, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance to compel grip and motor cars 
to be provided with receptacles for holding 
sand, etc., submitted a report recommending 
that the same be passed. 

Aid. Novak moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevaiied. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance, grip and motor cars 
to be provided with receptacles for sand, 
etc., having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that the 
ordinance be passed. 

E. J. Novak, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all grip or motor cars 
used on> street railway lines operating on the 
surface of the streets shall be provided with 
boxes or other like receptacles to contain 
sand, and shall be provided with such appli- 
ances or devices as will enable the person or 
persons operating any such grip car or motor 



December 5, 



car to quickly deposit sand on the tracks for 
the purpose of checking the progress of any 
such car or cars, and such sand boxes or other 
like receptacles shall at all times contain a 
sufficient quantity of sand to enable the per- 
son or persons operating any such car or cars 
to promptly stop same when necessary so to 
d©. The number of said boxes or other like 
receptacles shall not be less than four on 
each 2 rip car or motor car, and same shall be 
located as nearly as may be, two on each side 
of each of such cars and over and in front of 
the wheels thereof. 

Section 2. Any person or corporation, 
any agent or employe thereof, operating any 
such grip car or motor car after the 15th day 
of July, A. D. 1898, in violation of the pro- 
visions of this ordinance, shall, on conviction 
thereof, be fined not less than twenty-five 
dollars (125.00), nor more than one hundred 
dollars ($100.00) for each offense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and take effect from and after its pas- 
sage and publication. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending Section 1879 of the 
Revised Code of 1897 in relation to overload- 
ing of certain kinds of wagons, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Novak moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance, amending Revised 
Code of 1897, Section 1879, overloading of 
wagons, etc., having had same under advise- 
ment beg leave to report and recommend that 
the ordinance be passed. 

E. J. Novak, 
Chairman. 



1070 



AN ORDINANCE 

To amend Section 1879 of the Revised Code 

of Chicago, 1897. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 1S79 of the Re- 
vised Code of Chicago, 1897, be and the same 
is hereby amended by striking out the word 
"or" where it occurs in the third line of said 
section and inserting in lieu thereof the word 
"coal," and by inserting after the word 
"rubbish" in said line the words "or other 
material," so that hereafter it shall read as 
follows, viz. : 

"1879. Wagon boxes. . .overloaded). Any 
"contractors or other person or persons caus- 
ing any cart, wagon or other vehicle to be 
"loaded and heaped up with manure, sand, 
"earth, mud, clay, coal, rubbish or other ma- 
terial, so that the contents or any part 
"thereof shall be scattered in any street, ave- 
"nue or other public place in the city, shall 
"forfeit and pay the sum of not more than 
"five dollars for each offense." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its pas- 
sage and publication, and all ordinances or 
parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are 
hereby repealed. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending Section 1630 of the 
Code of 1881, in relation to slaughtering and 
rendering license, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Novak moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 23d, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred an ordinance amending Section 
1630 of the Code of 1881, in relation to 



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slaughtering license, etc., having* had the same 
under advisement beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the ordinance. 

E. J. Novak, 

Chairman. 

AN OBDINANCE 

Amending Section 1630 of Article XXXIX 
of Chapter XV of the Municipal Code of 

1881. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1630 of Article 
XXXIX, Chapter XV of the Municipal 
Code ©f 1881 be and the same is hereby- 
amended so as to read as follows : 

Section 1630. It shall be unlawful for any 
person ©r persons, company or corporation, 
within the City of Chicago, or within one 
mile of the limits thereof, to engage in the 
business of slaughtering animals for food, 
packing them for market, or rendering the 
offal, fat, bones or scraps from such animals 
or dead carcass, or any animal matter what- 
ever, or to engage in cleaning or rendering of 
intestines unless he or they shall have ob- 
tained a license for such business. Any per- 
son desiring a license for such business shall 
apply to the Mayor in writing, stating the lo- 
cality and character of the business, and the 
number of vats used, with the capacity of 
tierces of each vat for which a license is de- 
sired. This application shall by the Mayor be 
referred to the Commissioner of Health, who 
shall inspect the premises and report to the 
Mayor the condition of the same, as affect- 
ing the public health of the City of Chicago. 
Upon a favorable report from the Commis- 
sioner of Health, and upon the filing by the 
applicant of a bond in the penal sum of five 
hundred dollars (1500.00) for each slaughter 
house and two hundred dollars ($200.00) for 
each rendering tank stationed in such estab- 
lishment, whether in use or not in use, con- 
ditioned upon the compliance with the laws 
and ordinances of the City of Chicago, the 
Mayor is authorized to issue a license to the 



applicant upon the payment into the City 
Treasury of a fee, to be determined in the 
following manner: 

For each slaughterhouse the sum ©f twenty- 
five dollars ($25.00), and for each rendering 
tank with a capacity of twenty-five (25) 
tierces or less the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) 
shall be paid. For a tank with a capacity of 
more than twenty-five tierces the sum of one 
hundred dollars ($100.00) shall be paid. 

Section 2. Each and every slaughterhouse 
shall place their license in full view ©f the 
public, and each rendering tank shall have a 
shield, as provided by the City Clerk, in other 
cases with number and year ©f corresponding 
license, and capacity of tank plainly stamped 
upon shields ; said shields to be placed upon 
tanks in full view of the public. 

Section 3. Any police @r health officer 
shall have the right to enter into said estab- 
lishment, and have the power to inspect and 
measure tanks, and if said tank or tanks 
shall be found by said officer to hold more than 
capacity stamped on shield, he shall have the 
right to arrest the owner or manager of said 
establishment, and upon conviction he shall 
be fined no less than fifty dollars ($50.00) or 
no more than two hundred dollars ($200.00) 
for each offense. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution for the abolishment of branches 
of the present city government and turning 
the same over to certain organizations, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be adopted. 

Aid. Novak moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 



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was referred a resolution. The city govern- 
ment for abolishment of all present city de- 
partments and turning over t© certain organi- 
zations, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
that same be passed. 

E. J. Novak, 

Chairman. 

"Whereas, The financial resources of the 
City of Chicago are depleted and in a con- 
fused condition and interest-bearing judg- 
ments have accumulated against the city to a 
large amount, with no adequate increase ©f 
funds from taxation to meet thesame; and, 

"Whereas , The city is forced to many un- 
usual expedients for raising funds and to 
check the increase of unnecessary indebted- 
ness and other losses, and the administration, 
as a measure of reform and to prevent further 
losses on contracts, favors the creation of a 
Bureau of Underground Construction, with 
the view also of securing more efficient super- 
vision of all underground work done for the 
city; and, 

Whereas, The modern tendency of govern- 
ment, as applied by civic and other reform 
organizations, is in the direction of concen- 
tration, by the creation of a mutiplicity of 
commissions and boards, thereby relieving 
the people of care and responsibility in the 
direction and management of public affairs: 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, By the City Council of the City 
of Chicago, that themunicipal government, as 
now established and maintained, be and is 
hereby declared abolished in all its depart- 
ments as a useless and unnecessary adjunct 
of local self-government, and that beginning 
on and continuing after Jan. 1, 1899, the vari- 
ous departments of the city be and are hereby 
declared turned over, merged with as an in- 
tegral part of the existing semi-public com- 
missions, boards and organizations, as fol- 
lows: 

1. The Mayor's Office to the Chicago 
Newspaper Publisher's Association. 

2. The Comptroller's Office to the National 
Business League. 

3. The City Law Department to the Mu- 
nicipal Voter's League. 

4. The City Attorney's Office to the Bureau 
of Justice. 

5. The City Treasurer's Office to the Bank- 
er's Association. 



6. The Civil Service Commission to the 
Civil Service Reform League. 

7. The Department ©f Public Works to 
the Citizens* Association. 

8. The Water Department to the Social 
Purity League. 

9. The City Gas Department to the Civic 
Federation. 

10. The Oil Inspector's Office to the Bureau 
of Associated Charities. 

11. The City Collector's Office to the 
Women's Christian Temperance Union. 

12. The Department of Streets to the 
Illinois Manufacturer's Association. 

13. The Board of Local Improvements to 
the Real Estate Board. 

14. The Fire Department to the Chicago 
Underwriter's Association. 

15. The Police Department to the Anti- 
Vice Association. 

16. The Building Department to the Re- 
lief and Aid Society. 

IT. The City Engineer's office to the 
Chicago Federation of Labor. 

18. The Health Department to the Chicago 

Turngemeinde. 

19. The Milk Inspector's Department to 
the Children's Home and Aid Society. 

20. City parks, boulevards and public 
grounds to the Chicago Commercial Associa- 
tion. 

21. The Department of Street and Alley 
Cleaning to the Visitation and Aid Society. 

22. All other city departments and bureaus 
to the Citizens' League. 

The said change and transfer to take place 
without compensation to the city, but pro- 
viding that the aid and co-operation of said 
association, leagues, bureaus and organiza- 
tions shall be gratis and that they shall file 
good and sufficient bonds with the officers of 
the present superfluous administration for 
the faithful and satisfactory performance of 
all public duties relating to and devolving 
upon them by reason of this transference and 
merging of public interests. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order rescinding all stay orders on special 



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assessment cases, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Novak moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago. December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred an order for special assessment 
cases, rescinding star orders, in re. to. having 
had the same under advisement beg leave to 
report and recommend that the same be 
passed. 

Whereas, It is expedient and necessary 
that the several local improvements which 
have been projected in this city shall be pro- 
ceeded with to completion : and, 

Whereas. The demands for the contractors 
against the Special Assessment Funds as well 
as those of the property owners for rebates 
should be promptly met; therefore, it is 
hereby 

Ordered, That all orders heretofore entered 
and all resolutions heretofore passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago stay- 
ing proceedings for special assessments 
as well as the collection thereof be and they 
hereby are rescinded, set aside and vacated. 

E. J. Novak. 
Chairman. 



ALSO. 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance providing for the label of the 
Journeymen Horse Sheers' Union on all 
horse shoes used by the city, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Novak moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 

SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred a request of the Board of Edu- 
cation for a site and building on Edmunds 
avenue (Jefferson), submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 



Aid. O'Brien moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request, school site and building on 
Edgewater avenue (Jeffersonj, having had 
the same under advisement beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing orders : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized to 
purchase, for the use of schools, Lots 21 to 
25, both inclusive, in Block 58 in the Village 
of Jefferson, now Chicago, having a frontage 
of 263 feet on Edmunds avenue by a depth of 
150 feet extending back to an alley 14 feet in 
width, subject to general taxes after the year 
1897, for the sum of -$3,000. 

Ordered, That the proper officers ©f the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to erect an eight-room fire-proof 
school building on Lots 21 to 25, both inclu- 
sive, in Block 58, in the Village of Jefferson, 
now Chicago, as soon as purchased, at an 
estimated cost of not to exceed 110,000. 

Wit J. O'Beiex. 

Chairman, 

RAILROADS. 

The Committee on Railroads, to whom was 
referred an order directing the removal of 
certain railroad tracks, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Martin moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom 
was referred an order directing the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works to remove railroad 
tracks on certain streets, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that same be passed. 

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Works is hereby directed to immediately 
notify ail steam railroad companies using or 
occupying tracks or other structures without 
authority from the City of Chicago in, upon 
or along the following public streets, yiz. : 
Fourteenth street, between Clark street and 
Plymouth place; Dearborn street and Custom 
House place, between 12th and 15th streets, 
to remove said tracks or structures within 
five days from this date, and that on the de- 
fault by any of said companies to remove such 
tracks or structures within said time, that 
thereupon said Commissioner of Public 
"Works shall, and he is hereby directed to. 
remove such tracks or other structures so 
constructed without authority within ten 
days from this date. 

Charles Martin, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance directing the C, M. & St. P. 
Ry. to construct gates at Farwell, Morse, 
Lunt, Devon and Greenleaf avenues, submit- 
ted a report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Martin moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a resolution designating a certain kind of 
fender to be used on street cars, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Martin mieved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



The Committee on License, to whom was 
referred an ordinance licensing the sale of 
liquors by druggists, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Mclnerney moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was 



referred recommitted ordinance, licensing the 
sale of liquors by druggists, having had the 
same under advisement bee leave to report 
and recommend that the, ordinance be passed. 

Michael McInerney, 
Chairman. 

druggist's ordinance. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. No person, firm or corpo- 

2 ration engaged in the business of selling 

3 drugs, or keeping what is commonly 

4 known as a drug store, shall sell or give 

5 away, or in any manner deal in any 

6 vinous, spirituous, ardent, fermented or 

7 intoxicating liquors, by himself, agent or 

8 servant, without first having obtained, as 

9 hereinafter provided, a permit ©r permits 

10 so to do for each place of business where 

11 such liquors are so sold or offered for sale. 

Section 2. Every person, firm or cor- 

2 poration engaged in the business of sell- 

3 ing drugs, or keeping what is commonly 

4 known as a drug store, desiring to sell or 

5 give away, or in any manner deal in any 

6 vinous, spirituous, ardent, fermented or 

7 intoxicating liquors, for medicinal, me- 

8 chanical, sacramental or chemical pur- 

9 poses only, not to be drunk upon the 

10 premises, or in any such store, shall file 

11 with the City Collector an application, 

12 containing the full name of the applicant, 

13 the location of the place of business for 

14 which a permit is desired, and whether 

15 such liquors are to be sold in quantities 

16 of one gallon or more, or in quantities 

17 less than one gallon at a time, or in all 

18 quantities. 

Section 3. Upon compliance with the 

2 foregoing section, and payment to the 

3 City Collector of an annual fee of $500, 

4 or, if application be made after the 

5 month of May of any year, thea up©n 

6 payment of a sum bearing the same ratio 

7 to the sum required for the whole year 

8 that the remaining number of months of 



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9 the term for which the permit is issued 

10 (inclusive of the month in which appli- 

11 cation is made) bears to the whole num- 

12 ber of months in the year, any such ap- 

13 plicant shall be entitled to a permit, 

14 signed by the Mayor and attested by the 

15 City Clerk, to sell, in quantities of one 

16 gallon or more at a time, vinous, spirit- 

17 uous, ardent, fermented or intoxicating 

18 liquors, for medicinal, mechanical, sacra- 

19 mental and chemical purposes only, and 

20 such permit shall be limited to expire on 

21 the 30th day of April next following- its 

22 issuance. 

Section 4. Upon compliance with 

2 Section 2 of this ordinance and the pay- 

3 ment to the City Collector of an annual 

4 fee of $25, or if application be made after 

5 the month of May of any year, then, 

6 upon payment of a sum bearing the same 

7 ratio to the sum required for the whole 

8 year that the remaining number of 

9 months for which the permit is issued 

10 (inclusive ©f the month in which applica- 

11 tion is made) bears to the whole number 

12 of months in the year, any such appli- 

13 cant shall be entitled to a permit signed 

14 by the Mayor and attested by the City 

15 Cierk, to sell, in quantities less than one 

16 gallon at a time, vinous, spirituous, ar- 

17 dent, fermented or intoxicating liquors, 

18 for medicinal, mechanical, sacramental 

19 and chemical purposes only; and such 

20 permit shall be limited to expire on the 

21 30th day of April next following its is- 

22 suance. 

Section 5. Every person, firm or cor- 
2 poration obtaining such permit or permits 
»3 shall enter into a well bound book a record 
4 of the date of each sale or gift of any vin- 
ouss,pirituous, ardent, fermented or intox- 
icating liquors, the amount so sold or 
given away, and the name and address of 
the person to whom such liquor was de- 
livered, except in cases where such sale 



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7 
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10 



or gift was upon the prescription of a 



11 licensed physician; and said book shall be 

12 at all times open to the inspection of any 

13 member of the police force whom the 

14 Superintendent of Police may designate 

15 for such purpose. 

Section 6. Any person, firm or cor- 

2 poration that shall violate any of the 

3 terms of this ordinance, shall be fined not 

4 less than $100, nor more than $200 for 

5 each and every offense, and for the sec- 

6 ond offense the Mayor shall revoke the 

7 permit or permits issued to such person, 

8 firm or corporation ; provided, that each 

9 sale or gift in violation of the terms of 

10 this ordinance shall be deemed a separate 

11 and distinct offense. 

Section 7. All ordinances or parts of 

2 ©rdinances in conflict with the provisions 

3 of this ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 

2 force from and after its passage and due 

3 publication. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending the cigarette license 
ordinance, submitted a report recommending 
that the same be passed as amended. 

Aid. Mclnerney moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was 
referred ordinance (cigarette) for modification 
of existing ordinance, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the ordinance be passed as 
amended. 

Michael McInernet, 
Chairman. 

Whereas, It has been proven by the ex- 
perience of more than one year that the ordi- 
nance licensing and regulating the sale of 
cigarettes in the City of Chicago is in most 



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respects and when properly administered a 
proper and wise enactment; and, 

Whereas, It is believed by this City Coun- 
cil that the sale of cigarettes should be abso- 
lutely prohibited within 200 feet of any public 
or private school building for the protection 
of the young children of the city ; and, 

• 
Whereas, It is also the sense of this 

Council that no cigarettes of any kind con- 
taining impurities or foreign substances of 
any kind should be permitted to be sold in 
Chicago, and that the Department of Health 
of the City of Chicago should have full and 
ample jurisdiction over the sale of said cigar- 
ettes for the protection of the public health ; 
and, 

Whereas, It has been shown by the re- 
ports of the City Collector of the City of 
Chicago that out of 7,000 or more dealers in 
cigars and cigarettes in the City of Chicago 
not more than 300 t© 400 of said dealers have 
complied with the existing ordinance licens- 
ing and regulating the sale of cigarettes, not- 
withstanding the fact that fully one-half or 
two-thirds of said 7,000 dealers regularly 
handle'and sell cigarettes ; and, 

Whereas, A petition has been presented 
to this Council and is now a part of the 
records of this Council setting forth these 
facts ana praying in the name ©f 7,000 repu- 
table and responsible dealers in cigars, to- 
bacco and cigarettes for the repeal or modifi- 
cation of said existing cigarette ordinance ; 
therefore 

Be it ordained 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 876 of the Re 
vised Code of Chicago, Vol. 1, 1S97, be 
amended in line three thereof, by striking 
©ut the words "five hundred dollars per 
annum" and inserting in lieu thereof the 
words "ten dollars per annum." 

Section 2. 'lhat Section 877 of the Re- 
vised Code of Chicago, Vol. 1, 1897, be 
amended in line two thereof, by striking out 



the City Council of the City 



the words " one hundred dollars per annum" 
and inserting in lieu thereof the words "five 
hundred dollars per annum." 

Section 3. That all other portions of said 
ordinance, relating to the inspection of cigar- 
ettes offered for sale, by the Commissioner of 
Health, to the prohibition of the sale of said 
cigarettes within 200 feet of any public or 
private school building in the City of Chica- 
go, and all other portions whatsoever stand 
as they now are. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage and pub- 
lication. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance licensing and regulating 
plumbers, submitted a report recommend- 

ng that the same be passed, 
i 

Aid. Mclnerney moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Alderman of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was 
referred plumbers, providing for the licensing 
and regulating the business, having had the 
same under advisement beg leave to report 
and recommend that the ordinance be passed. 

Michael McInernev, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Providing for the licensing of the business of 
plumbing and the regulation of plumbers. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. No person, firm or corporation 
shall engage in, or work at the trade, or con- 
duct the business of plumbing in the City of 
Chicago, who shall not have and maintain an 
established place of business in connection 
with such trade or business, and who shall 
not have obtained a license therefor from the 



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City of Chicago, as provided hereinafter; 
provided, that any person who shall be the 
holder of a certificate of competency as to his 
skill in the art of plumbing 1 , as provided by 
the ordinances of the City of Chicago, and 
by the statutes of the State of Illinois, or an 
apprentice may work at said trade or calling 
while in the employ of a person or firm 
regularly engaged in the plumbing business, 
and holding a master plumbers' license 
granted by the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. JSTo license for the trade or 
business of plumbing shall be issued to any 
person who shall not have attained the age of 
twenty-one years, and shall not have an es- 
tablished place of business for such trade or 
calling, and who shall not be the holder of a 
certificate of competency as a master plumber, 
as provided by the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago, and the statutes of the State of 
Illinois. 

Section 3. Every person desiring such 
license shall file with the City Clerk an ap- 
plication in writing, giving his full name and 
the name of any firm of which he may be a 
member, and the name of each member of 
such firm, and the location of his place of 
business, to be covered by the license applied 
for. Every person shall, with such applica- 
tion, file with the City Clerk a bond, signed 
by two or more sureties, to be approved by 
the City Clerk, in the sum of three thousand 
($3,000) dollars, conditioned that the appli- 
cant shall indemnify and save harmless the 
City of Chicago from all accidents and dam- 
ages which may be caused by 'any negligence 
in the execution or protection of any street 
work he may do under and by virtue of his 
license if issued. And said license may be 
revoked by the Mayor if he does not conform 
to all lawful requirements and regulations of 
the city, pertaining to the business of plumb- 
ing in accordance with the ordinances of the 
city, and with the rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works, and with 
the Department of Health. The City Clerk 



shall notify the Commissioner of Health of 
the filing of such applications and bonds. 

Section 4. Any person having the quali- 
fications set forth in Sections 1 and 2 of this 
ordinance, and having complied with the 
requirements of Section 3 of this ordinance, 
shall receive from the Mayor or the City of 
Chicago a license to engage in the trade or 
business of plumbing, upon the payment of a 
fee as hereinafter provided. Every such 
license shall expire on the thirtieth day of 
April after its issuance. The fee to be paid 
for such license issued during any month of 
any year shall be $1 for each and every place 
of business maintained by such person for 
the trade or business of plumbing. And no 
person or firm shall keep open or have an 
office or place for taking orders for plumb- 
ing, or display any signs advertising any of- 
fice or place for taking such orders unless a 
license shall have been issued for carrying on 
the trade or business of plumbing at such 
office or place, as provided in this ordinance. 

Section 5. Any person or persons who 
shall perform any plumbing work without 
first having obtained a license, as herein pro- 
vided for, shall be fined, upon conviction, not 
less than fifty, nor more than one hundred 
dollars for each and every offense. 

Section 6. Plumbing within the meaning 
of this ordinance is the placing and con- 
necting pipe or pipes for the conducting 
of water to or from any bath tub, wash 
stand, water closet, sink, stove, heater 
and tank, laundry, tray, roof tank, or any 
vessel or appliance that is connected, or 
designed to be connected, to the water or 
sewer system of the City of Chicago; also 
the setting, placing or regulating of any 
plumbing fixtures attached to such connec- 
tions with said water or sewer system, and 
all gas piping inside of buildings. 

Section 7. When two or more persons are 
co-partners or members of a firm or company, 
engaged in the plumbing business, the license 
shall be issued in the name of all the mem- 



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bers of the firm, who shall be holders of cer- 
tificates of competency as master plumbers, 
and such license shall be valid and in force 
for such firm only during the time such 
licensees shall be bona fide members of such 
firm or company, and no license shall be 
transf err able. 

Section 8. Any change of the firm's name 
or location of the business of the licensee, 
must be promptly reported to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Health and the City Clerk, 
and the license shall be posted in a conspicu- 
ous manner at the place of business of the 
licensee. 

Section 9. All licensed plumbers shall be 
held responsible for all acts of their agents 
or employes, done by virtue of his or their 
said license. 

Section 10. Sections 1415 to 1421, inclu- 
sive, of Chapter 50, Article 1 of the Revised 
Code of Chicago, 1897, are hereby specifi- 
cally repealed, and all other ordinances of 
the City of Chicago, or parts of the same, in 
conflict with this act, are also hereby repealed. 

Section 11. This ordinance shail take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after its pas- 
sage and publication. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending the weights and meas- 
ures ordinance licensing new articles for 
weighing, etc., submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the same be passed. 

Aid. Mclnerney moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom was 
referred ordinance, weights and measures in 
re. licensing of, etc., having had the same 



under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the ordinance be passed. 
Michael McInernet, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Concerning weights and measures. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That hereafter in any business 
in order to lawfully conduct which it is re- 
quired by the ordinances of this city that a 
license be procured, and in' the conduct of 
which it is necessary in the barter and sale of 
the products ©r merchandise handled in said 
business to use a truck or trucks, wooden or 
metal receptacles ©r ©ther device to contain 
the product or merchandise bartered or sold, 
and to place said truck or other receptacle or 
device upon the scales, balance or other in- 
strument used for weighing, such said recep- 
tacle so used shall have plainly marked upon 
it, in a conspicuous position,, the weight 
thereof in the following manner, to-wit: 
"Weight, 10 lbs.," or whatever the true 
weight may be in pounds and ounces." 

Section 2. It is hereby made the duty of 
the Inspector of Weights and Measures to 
attend to the enforcement of the provisions of 
this ordinance, and to report any violations 
thereof to the prosecuting attorney of the 
City of Chicago, giving the name of any per- 
son violating this ordinance, and it shall be 
the duty of said inspector to make an inspec- 
tion of all such trucks or other receptacles as 
are herein provided for, and issue a certificate 
certfiying that the weight stamped on such 
truck or other receptacle is the true weight, 
and for such inspection such inspector shall 
receive a fee of fifty cents for each 
certificate issued, and such inspection fee 
shall be paid by the person owning or 
using such truck or other receptacle. In- 
spection shall be made annually, and the j 
articles inspected shall be stamped with a 
suitable seal. 

Section 3. Any person or persons neglect- 



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ing or refusing to comply with the provisions 
of this ordinance, or who shall place upon 
any scales or other device for ascertaining 
weight any truck or other receptacle con- 
taining merchandise which is being bartered 
or sold without having said truck or other 
receptacle plainly marked and sealed as here- 
inbefore provided, shall be fined not less than 
fifty dollars ($50) nor more than (#100) for 
each offense. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect on and from the loth day of June, 
A. D., 1898. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred ordinances (4) as follows : Licensing 
•coal dealers; amending Section 1 of the 
brewers' and distillers' ordinance ; repealing 
certain ordinances of the Town of Lake in 
relation to requiring petitions of voters for 
operating and maintaining saloons; not to 
grant saloon license within 200 feet of any 
church, school house, etc., submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Mclnerney moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred an ordinance 
and petition in favor of the Chicago Electric 
Transit Company for tracks on Edmunds 
street, Avondale avenue, North 56th avenue, 
Kedzie avenue, etc., submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the report be 
deferred and published . 

The motion prevailed . 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred ordinance, 
Chicago Electric Transit Company, for street 
railroad on Edmunds street, Avondale av- 
enue, North 56th avenue, Kedzie avenue and 



over private property, etc., having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ordinance. 

John J. Brennan, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section!. Permission and authority 

2 are hereby granted to the Chicago Elec- 

3 trie Transit Company, its successors and 

4 assigns, to lay down, construct and oper- 

5 ate for the period of fifty (50) years from 

6 the passage hereof a double track street 

7 railway, with all the necessary and con- 

8 venient turnouts and switches in, upon 

9 and along Edmunds street, from the in- 

10 tersection of Milwaukee avenue, and con- 

11 neeting with the tracks of the said Tran- 

12 sit Company in said Milwaukee avenue ; 

13 thence westerly on Edmunds street to 

14 intersection of Avondale avenue ; thence 

15 northerly in said Avondale avenue to 

16 North Fifty-sixth avenue ; thence north- 

17 erly in said North Fifty-sixth avenue to 

18 the sduth line of the right of way of the 

19 Chicago and Northwestern Railway Com- 

20 pany; also across North Fifty- fourth 

21 avenue, connecting at said point with a 

22 private right of way, to be acquired by 

23 said Chicago Electric Transit Company 

24 in the City of Chicago, with the right to 

25 cross all intersecting streets running 

26 through the private rightof way; also in, 

27 upon and along Kedzie avenueifrom its 

28 intersection with Elston avenue ; thence 

29 northerly on Kedzie avenue to its in- 

30 tersection with Lawrence avenue, with 

31 the right to connect the tracks already 

32 laid in Elston avenue at the]in tersection 

33 of Kedzie avenue with the tracks herein 

34 authorized in the City^of Chicago. 

Section 2. The tracks of«said»railway 

2 shall not be elevated above the surface of 

3 the street, and shall be laid with modern 

4 improved rails, and in such manner that 

5 carriages and other vehicles can easily 



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6 and freely cross the same at all points 

7 and in all directions without obstructi©n, 

8 and shall also he laid as near the center 

9 of the street as practicable^and under the 

10 direction of the Commissioner of Public 

11 Works; and provided, further, that if 

12 said tracks shall not have been laid by 

13 the time Edmunds street, Avondale ave- 

14 nue and North Fifty-sixth avenue are 

15 paved, then the sixteen feet of paving 

16 provided for in the ordinance shall be 

17 put down at the same time said Edmunds 

18 street, Avondale avenue and North Fifty- 

19 sixth avenue are paved. 

Section 3. The cars to be used on 

2 said railway may be operated by electric 

3 power, cable or such other motive power 

4 as said company shall, by any ordinance 

5 of the City ofo Chicago, be authorized to 

6 use. 

Section 4. In case said company, 

2 upon the line hereby authorized, shali 

3 use cable power, the method of laying 

4 and constructing such cable and operat- 

5 ing the same shalhin all respects be the 

6 same, and be governed by the same con- 

7 ditions and limitations as provided by an 

8 ordinance of the City Council of the City 

9 of Chicago, passed June 7th, 1886, au- 

10 thorizing the N@rth Chicago Street Rail- 

11 road- Company to use cable power. 

12 And in case said company, upon the line 

13 hereby authorized, shall use electric 

14 power, by means of electric, overhead 

15 contact wires, the method of construc- 

16 tion and operation shall be the same, and 

17 governed by all the conditions and lim- 

18 itations as provided in an ordinance of 

19 the City of Chicago, passed April 30th, 

20 1894, authorizing the operation by elec- 

21 trie overhead contact wires of certain 

22 lines of the North Chicago Street Rail- 

23 road Company and the West Chicago 

24 Street Railroad Company; provided, 

25 however, that the iron poles for support- 

26 ing the trolley wires shall be placed be- 



27 tween the curb lines and the sidewalk 

28 and next to the curb line. 

Section 5. The said company as t© 

2 the parts of said streets in and upon 

3 which its said railroad may be laid, shall 

4 pave and keep sixteen feet in width in 

5 good condition and repair during all the 

6 time to which the privileges hereby 

7 granted shall extend, in accordance with 

8 whatever order, ordinance or regulation 

9 may be passed or adopted by the City 

10 Council in relation to such repairing; 

11 and when any new improvement shall be 

12 ordered by the City Council of said part 

13 of said streets the said railway company 

14 shall, in the manner which may be re- 

15 quired of the owners of the property 

16 fronting on said part of said streets, make 

17 such new improvement for the width of 

18 sixteen feet ; and if said company shall 

19 refuse or fail so to do, the same may be 

20 done by the city, and the company shall 

21 be liable to the city for the cost thereof. 

Section 6. When the right of said 

2 railway company to operate its railway 

3 on said streets shall cease and determine, 

4 said company shali remove the tracks 

5 from the said part of said streets and put 

6 the said part of said streets from which 

7 said tracks shall be removed in as good 

8 condition as the adjacent part of said 

9 streets. 

Section 7. The said Chicago Electric 

2 Transit Company shall pay into the city 

3 treasury of the City ef Chicago, for the 

4 use of said city, the sum of fifty ($50) 

5 dollars as an annual license fee for 

6 each and every car used by said com- 

7 pany, in the manner following: In 

8 computing the number of cars upon which 

9 said license charge may be imposed, thir- 

10 teen round trips, when the car is used in 

11 the transportation of passencers, shall be 

12 taken as equivalent to one day's use of 

13 the car, one-thirteenth of such round 

14 trips during each quarter shall be divided 






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15 by the number of days in such quarter, 

16 such quotient shall be the number of cars 

17 subject to such license fee; provided, 

18 however, that such cars shall not already 

19 be liable for the payment of a license fee 

20 on one of the other lines of this company 

21 or its connections. The President, or 

22 any other officer of said company, shall, 

23 under oath; make report quarter-yearly 

24 to the Comptroller of the City of Chicago 

25 of the whole number of cars so run by 

26 said company, and at the same time pay 

27 to said Comptroller twelve dollars and a 

28 half ($12.50) for each car, to be ascer- 

29 tained as above described in this section. 

30 The first quarter shall begin on the first 

31 day upon which said company shall run 

32 a car or cars for the carriage of passen- 

33 gers. 

Section 8. The cars upon the railway 

2 hereby authorized shall be provided dur- 

3 ing the months of November, December, 

4 January, February and March of each 

5 year with heating apparatus of a kind 

6 and nature to be selected by said com- 

7 pany, which shall be reasonably effective 

8 in raising the temperature in said cars 

9 and heating the same ; and the said ap- 
paratus shall be operated at such times 
during the months aforesaid as the need 
of the weather and degree of the tem- 
perature shall require, and on all cars 



14 both day and night. And the cars upon 



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3 



said tracks herein authorized to be laid 
shall be run at such intervals as may be 
necessary to accommodate the public. 

Section 9. The rate of fare shall be 
five (5) cents for one continuous ride 
in either direction over the line herein 
authorized. City police and firemen in 
uniform shall be carried free of charge. 

Section 10. The railroad authorized 
to be constructed and operated uader 
this ordinance shall be completed and in 
operation in twelve months after the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, not counting the 



6 months of December, January, February 

7 and March; and when' the water pipes 

8 and sewers (if they are not already in 

9 when said tracks are laid) shall be laid in 

10 Edmunds street, Avondale avenue and 

11 North Fifty-sixth avenue, between the 

12 points above named, the same shall be 

13 laid on either side of the street and so as 

14 not to disturb or interfere with the rail- 

15 road tracks hereby authorized. 

16 If said company shall be restrained or 

17 prevented from proceeding with the 

18 work upon said railway by the order or 

19 writ of any court of competent jurisdic- 

20 tion, the time during which said com- 

21 pany may be so delayed shall be added to 

22 the time herein prescribed for the com- 

23 pletion of said work. The City of 

24 Chicago shall, however, have the right to 

25 intervene in any sait for an injunction to 

26 restrain the said company as aforesaid, 

27 and move for a dissolution of said injunc- 

28 tion. 

29 The time during which said company 

30 may be so delayed, as aforesaid, shall, 

31 however, be reckoned only from the time 

32 when the said company shall have given 

33 notice to the Corporation Counsel of the 

34 City of Chicago of the institution of such 

35 legal proceedings as aforesaid. 

Section 11. The company shall for- 

2 ever indemnify and save harmless the 

3 City of Chicago against and from any 

4 and all legal damages, judgments, decrees 

5 and costs and expenses of the same, which 

6 it may suffer, or which may be recovered 

7 or obtained against said city for or by 

8 reason of the granting of such privileges, 

9 or for or by reason of, or growing out of, 
or resulting from the exercise by the said 
company of the privileges hereby granted, 
or from any act or acts of said company, 
its servants ©r agents, under or by virtue 
of the provisions of this ordinance. 

Section 12. The Chicago Electric 
Transit Company shall execute to the 



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3 City of Chicago its good and sufficient 

4 bond in the penal sum of 125,000, to be 

5 approved by the Mayor, conditioned for 
-6 the faithful observance and performance 

7 of the provisions and conditions of this 

8 ordinance on its part to be performed and 
■9 observed as aforessid. 

Section 13. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect and be in force from and after its 

3 passage and filing of the bond and ac- 

4 ceptance as herein prescribed; provided, 

5 however, that if said acceptance and bond 

6 shall not be filed as aforesaid, within 

7 sixty (60) days from ttie passage hereof, 

8 then all the^ rights and privileges herein 

9 granted to said Chicago Electric Transit 
10 Company shall be void and of no effect. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance and petition in favor of the 
Northern Electric Railway for tracks on 
North avenue and Nor,th 68th avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be passed. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, Dec. 5th, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred ordinance and 
petition of Northern Electric Railway for 
tracks on North avenue and North 68th ave- 
nue, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend that same 
be passed. 

John J. Brennan. 

Chairman. 

AN ordinance 
Authorizing the Northern Electric Railway 
to construct and operate a street railway 
on North avenue and North Sixty-eighth 
avenue, and across the following streets 
and alleys intervening: Humboldt ave- 
nue, North Sixty-ninth avenue, West 



Belden avenue, North Seventieth avenue, 
North Seventy-first avenue, Medill avenue, 
North Seventy-first court and Seventy- 
second avenue. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Sec. 1. That in consideration of the 

2 acceptance hereof, and the undertaking 

3 by the Northern Electric Railway to 

4 comply with the provisions herein con- 

5 tained, consent, permission and authority 

6 are hereby granted to said company, its 

7 successors and assigns, and said company 

8 is hereby authorized to lay down, con- 

9 struct, maintain and operate for the 

10 period of fifty (50) years from and after 

11 the date of the passage of this ordinance, 

12 a single or double track street railway, 

13 with all necessary and convenient turn- 

14 outs, sidetracks and switches in, along 

15 and upon certain streets in the City of 

16 Chicago, hereinafter named, with the 

17 right to connect with other street rail- 
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road tracks, and to operate on said street 
railroads, hereby authorized, railway 
cars in the manner and for the time and 
upon the conditions herein prescribed. 

Sec. 2. Said Northern Electric Rail- 
way is hereby authorized and required 
to lay a street railroad in, upon and along 
the course of the following streets: On 
North avenue, from North Fifty-sixth 

6 avenue to North Sixty-eighth avenue ; on 

7 North Sixty-eighth avenue, from North 

8 avenue to the southerly line of 

9 the right of way of the Chicago, 

10 Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway ; thence 

11 northwesterly parellel to the right of way 

12 of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 

13 Railway to the limits of the City of Chi- 

14 cago, crossing the following streets and 

15 alleys: Humboldt avenue, the alley be- 

16 tween Hmtiboldt avenue and North Sixty - 

17 ninth avenue, North Sixty-ninth avenue, 
IS the alley between North Sixty-ninth ave- 
19 nue and West Belden avenue, West Bel- 



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20 den avenue, North Seventieth avenue, 

21 the alley between North Seventieth ave- 

22 nue and North Seventy-first avenue, 

23 North Seventy-first avenue, the alley be- 

24 tween North Seventy-first avenue and 

25 Medill avenue, Medlll avenue, North 

26 Seventy-first court, the alley between 

27 North Seventy-first court and North 

28 Seventy-second avenue, all in said City 

29 of Chicago. 

Sec. 3. The cars to be used on said 

2 lines of railroad, hereby authorized, may 

3 be propelled and operated by electric 

4 overhead contact system consisting- of 

5 wires suspended from iron or steel poles 

6 set within the curb lines of the streets on 

7 either side thereof, or wires suspended 

8 from cross-arms extending- from orna- 

9 mental iron or steel poles of such con- 

10 struction and design as may be approved 

11 by the Mayor or Commissioner of Public 

12 Works, such poles to be set near the 

13 center line of the street, so as t© cause 

14 the least possible obstruction to the use 

15 of the streets. The wires shall be sus- 

16 pended not less than eighteen and one- 

17 half Q8K) feet above the rai i s; and the 

18 said poles authorized shall be placed on 

19 an average of not less than one hundred 

20 feet apart. No poles or supports shall be 

21 placed at the intersection of streets and 

22 avenues. 

23 Provided, That the City of Chicago 

24 shall have the right to use the said poles 

25 for the purpose of stringing wires, and 

26 the right t© affix to said poles electric 

27 lamps for street lighting purposes; and 

28 provided further, and the privileges and 

29 rights granted by this ordinance are 

30 granted upon the express conditions that 

31 the said North rn Electric Railway, its 

32 successors and assigns, shall, upon all 

33 lines operated under this ordinance, 

34 whenever other lines of wire cross the 

35 wires to be strung by virtue of this or- 

36 dinance, the latter wires shall be pro- 



37 tected by guard wires or other suitable 

38 mechanical device as may be directed by 

39 the Commissioner of Public Works, and 

40 said railway may propel its cars by 

41 electric storage batteries, and may, from 

42 ttme to time, change its means of pro- 

43 pulsion from one of said methods to the 

44 other. 

45 And iu the event that some more fa- 

46 vorable and practicable method of furn- 

47 ishing electricity, or other motive power, 

48 for the operation of said road be dis- 

49 covered, said Northern Electric Railway, 

50 its successors or assigns, shall have the 

51 right, or may be required to adopt the 

52 same in the place of, or in connection 

53 with the use of said overhead contact 

54 wires, when approved or ordered by the 

55 Mayor and Commissioner of Public 

56 Works. 

Sec. 4. For the purpose of operating 

2 said cars, said Northern Electric Rail- 

3 way may make all needful and convenient 

4 curves, Y's, tracks, turnouts, excava- 

5 tions and sewer connections, and connect 

6 the said wires herein authorized with the 

7 generator or power station or stations, or 

8 with any station or car house ©r houses 

9 that may be ereeted along the line of said 

10 railway, or either of them. 

11 Said Northern Electric Railway may 

12 convey said connecting wires from such 

13 power stations to the lines of wires 

14 hereby authorized upon poles placed 

15 upon or along the alleys of the city, or 

16 whenever in the judgment of the Com- 
1? missioner of Public Works it shall be im- 

18 practicable to place such poles in alleys 

19 he may, for the purpose above mentioned, 

20 permit to be placed in streets ornamental 

21 iron or steel poles of such design and 

22 construction as he may approve. 

23 Before making an excavation or in any- 

24 wise interfering with the surface of any 

25 street or alley, said company shall obtain 

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27 a permit therefor, and shall also deposit 

28 with the Treasurer of the City of Chicago 

29 a sum sufficient to coyer the cost of re- 

30 storing such street or alley, according to 

31 an estimate of the probable cost thereof, 

32 to be made by the Commissioner of Pub- 

33 lie Works in each case. 

34 v The cars ©r carriages to be used on 

35 said railway lines hereby authorized, 

36 shall be used for no other purpose than 

37 to carry passengers and their ordinary 

38 baggage, package express and United 

39 States Mail, and they shall be kept clean 

40 and well lighted, and shall be heated as 

41 hereinafter previded; provided, how- 

42 ever, said company is permitted to use 

43 said tracks to convey its necessary sup- 

44 plies, and also for carrying its construc- 

45 tion material, refuse, waste and fuel. 

Sec. 5. The said Northern Electric 

2 Railway shall keep eight (8) feet for 

3 single and sixteen (16) feet for double 

4 track in width of the parts of any and all 

5 streets occupied by it in pursuance of the 

6 terms of this ordinance in good condition 

7 and repair during all the time to which 

8 the privileges hereby granted shall ex- 

9 tend, in accordance with any order or 

10 regulation that may be adopted by the 

11 City Council in relation to such repairs; 

12 and when any new improvement shall be 

13 ordered in any part of such street or 

14 streets, the company shall, in the manner 

15 which may be required of the owners of 

16 the property fronting on said part of said 

17 street, make such improvements for the 

18 width of eight (8) feet for single and 

19 sixteen (16) feet for double track ; and if 

20 said company shall refuse or fail to da so 

21 the same may be done by the city and the 

22 company shall repay to the city upon 

23 demand the cost thereof. 

Sec, 6. The tracks authorized to be 

2 constructed by this ordinance shall be 

3 laid and completed in each of said streets 

4 or avenues within the period of ninety 



5 days after the passage and acceptance of 

6 this ordinance. If said company shall 

7 fail to complete said tracks within said 

8 time, the rights and privileges hereby 

9 granted shall cease and determine. 

10 The time during which any legal pro- 

11 ceedings shall be pending whereby the 

12 said company shall be prevented from ©r 

13 delayed in constructing its railroad, or 

14 any part thereof, shall be excluded from 

15 the time prescribed for the completion 

16 thereof; provided, however, that such 

17 exclusion shall date only from the time 

18 when the said company shall have given 

19 notice to the Corporation Counsel of the 

20 City of Chicago of the institution of 

21 such legal proceedings. 

22 The City of Chicago shall have the 

23 right to intervene in any suit or proceed- 

24 ings brought by any person or persons 

25 seeking to enjoin, restrain or in any man- 

26 ner interfere with the prosecution of 

27 said work of construction and move for 

28 a dissolution of such injunction or re- 

29 straining order, and for any other proper 

30 order in such suit, in case it shall deem 

31 such suit collusive or instituted for the 

32 purpose of delay. 

Sec. 7. The rate of fare to be charged 

2 upon the lines of railway herein author- 

3 ized, or on any extension thereof here- 

4 after authorized, within the limits of the 

5 City of Chicago, shall be five (5) cents 

6 for one continuous ride in either direc- 

7 tion, and transfers shall- be issued t» 

8 intersecting lines owned by the said com- 

9 pany, but police officers and firemen in 
10 uniform shall be carried free of charge. 

Sec. 8. The tracks of said railway 

2 shall not be elevated above the surface of 

3 the street, and shall be laid with modern 

4 improved rails, to be approved by th« 

5 Mayor and Commissioner of Public 

6 Works, and in such manner that car- 

7 riages and other vehicles can easily and 

8 freely cross the same at all points and in 



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9 all directions, without obstruction, and 

10 shall be laid as near to the center of the 

11 street as practicable. Section 1704 of the 

12 Revised Code of Chicago of 1897 shall not 

13 apply to the railroad tracks "herein au- 

14 thorized. 



Sec. 9. The said Northern Electric 
Railway shall pay into the City Treasury 
of the City of Chicago, for the use of said 
city, the sum of fifty ($50) dollars, as an 
annual license fee for each and every car 
used by said company on each of said 
lines herein authorized, in the manner 
following-: In computing- the number of 
cars upon which said license charge may 
be imposed, thirteen hours of actual ser- 
vice shall be taken as equivalent to ©ne 
day's use of the car; one-thirteenth of 
such time during each quarter shall be 
divided by the number ©f days in such 
quarter, such quotient shall be the num- 
ber of cars subjected to license fee. The 
President or other chief officer of said 
company shall, under oath, make report 
quarter-yearly to the Comptroller of the 
City of Chicago of the whole number of 
cars so run by said company, and at the 
same time pay. to the said Comptroller 
twelve dollars and a half (112.50) for 
each car, to be ascertained as above pre- 
scribed in this section. 



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The first quarter shall begin upon the 
first day upon which the said company 
shall run a car or cars for the carriage of 
passengers. After the expiration of five' 
years from the date of the passage of this 
ordinance, the said Northern Electric 
Railway shall annually pay into the 
Treasury of the City of Chicago, in 
addition to the annual license fee above 
provided, a percentage of the gross re- 
ceipts from the operation of the roads 
hereby authorized, as compensation for 
the benefits conferred by this ordinance 
upon said companies as follows. One 
per cent, for five years ; two per cent, for 



41 the following period of five years, and 

42 three per cent, for the next five years ; 

43 five per cent, for the next five years; 

44 seven per cent, for the next five years ; 

45 nine per cent, for the next five years, and 

46 ten per cent, for the last fifteen years. 

Sec. 10. The cars upon the lines 

2 hereby authorized shall be provided dur" 

3 ing the months of November, December, 

4 January, February and March of each 

5 year with heating apparatus of a kind 

6 and nature which shall be reasonably 

7 effective in raising the temperature of 

8 said car and heating the same; and the 

9 said apparatus shall be operated at such 

10 times during the months aforesaid as the 

11 nature of the weather and the degree of 

12 the temperature shall require. And the 

13 cars upon said tracks authorized to be 

14 laid shall be run at such intervals as may 

15 be necessary to accommodate the public. 

16 Provided, however, that for the period 

17 of three years, during the months of 

18 May, June, July, August, September 

19 and October, respectively, said cars 

20 shall be run at intervals of not more than 

21 thirty (30) minutes apart between the 

22 the hours of five (5) o'clock A. M. and 

23 seven (7) o'clock A. M., and at intervals 

24 of not more than one (1) hour apart be- 

25 tween the hours of seven (7) o'clock A. 

26 M. and four (4) o'clock P. M., and at 

27 intervals of not more thnn thirty (30) 

28 minutes apart between the hours of four 

29 (4) o'clock P. M. and seven (7) o'clock 

30 P. M. and at intervals of not more than 

31 one (1) hour apart between the hours of 

32 seven (7) o'clock P. M. and one (1) 

33 o'clock A. M., and that during the 

34 months of November, December, Jan- 

35 uarv, February, March and April, res- 

36 pectively, said cars shall be run at inter- 

37 vals of not more than one (1) hour apart; 

38 the time for beginning and closing the 

39 daily operation of each car shall be at 

40 the westerly end of the line. 

Sec. 11. The streets aforesaid being 



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2 unimproved, anything herein contained 

3 to the contrary notwithstanding, the lay- 

4 ing and use by said Northern Electric 

5 Railway of a temporary "T" rail single 

6 track, except on North avenue and North 

7 Sixty-eighth avenue where the laying and 

8 use of a girder rail single track, in such 

9 manner as shall be approved by the Mayor 

10 and Commissioner of Public Works, 

11 shall be considered a compliance with the 

12 terms thereof ; and the erection and use 

13 of wooden poles set within curb limits of 

14 all of said streets and avenues by the said 

15 Northern Electric Railway, and the pav- 

16 ing with wooden planks between the rails 

17 and one foot on each side of said rails 

18 shall be considered a compliance with the 

19 terms hereof until new improvements 

20 shall be ordered in any part of such street 

21 or streets, then the company shall, within 

22 ninety days thereafter, erect iron or steel 

23 poles along such portions of said streets 

24 in conformity with the provisions of the 

25 other sectioni of this ordinance. 

Section 12. The company shall for- 

2 ever indemnify and save harmless the 

3 City of Chicago against and from any 

4 and all damages, judgments, decrees and 

5 cost and expenses which it may suffer or 

6 which may be recoverable or obtained 

7 against said city, or by reason of the 

8 granting of such privileges or for or by 

9 reason of, or growing out of, or resulting 

10 from the exercise by said company of the 

11 privileges hereby granted, or from any act 

12 or acts of said company, its servants or 

13 agents, under or by virtue of the pro- 

14 visions of this ordinance. 

Section 13. The said Northern Elec- 

2 trie Railway, its successors or assigns, 

3 shall, within thirty days from the pass- 

4 asre of this ordinance, execute a bond to 

5 the said City of Chicago in the penal sum 

6 of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), 

7 conditioned to indemnify and save harm- 

8 less the City of Chicago of any and from 



9 all damages which may accrue or arise or 

10 grow out of the exercise by the said com- 

11 pany, its successors or assigns, of the 

12 privileges hereby granted; said bond to 

13 be subject to the approval of the Commis- 

14 sioner of Public Works of the City of- 

15 Chicago. 

Section 14. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect when the said company, its suc- 

3 cessors or assigns, shall file the bond 

4 herein required, and accept, in writing, 

5 the terms and conditions of this ordi- 

6 nance, and said bond shall be approved. 

7 Provided, that if the said company, its 

8 successors or assigns, shall not file an 

9 acceptance in writing of this ordinance 

10 and the bond herein required within 

11 thirty (30) days from the passage hereof, 

12 then this ordinance shall be of no force 

13 and effect, and all rights herein granted 

14 shall absolutely cease and determine. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
ordinance and petitions in favor of the Chi- 
cago and Jefferson Urban Transit Co. for 
tracks on Grand avenue, submitted a report 
recommending that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, Dec. 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred petitions and 
ordinance, Chicago and Jefferson Urban 
Transit Company's Street Railway on Grand 
avenue, between Armitage and Fullerton 
avenues, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance. 

John J. Brennan, 
Chairman. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. Permission and authority 



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2 are hereby granted to the Chicago and 

3 Jefferson Urban Transit Company, its 

4 successors and assigns, to lay down, con- 

5 struct, maintain and operate, for the 

6 period of fifty years from the passage 
' 7 hereof, a double track street railway, 

8 with all the necessary and convenient 

9 curves, turnouts and switches, in, upon, 

10 and along Grand avenue, between the 

11 south line of Armitage avenue and the 

12 north line of Fullerton avenue, at the 

13 point where said Fullerton avenue unites 

14 with said Grand avenue, with the right 

15 to connect the tracks in said several 

16 streets and avenues, and also the right to 

17 connect said tracks, or any of them, with 

18 other tracks of said company, or with the 

19 tracks of other street railroad companies. 

Section 2. The tracks of said railway 

2 shall not be elevated above the surface of 

3 the street, and shall be laid with modern 

4 improved rails, and in such manner that 

5 carriages and other vehicles can easily 

6 and freely cross the same at all points 

7 and in all directions, without obstruction, 

8 and shall also be laid as near the center 

9 of the street as practicable, and under 

10 the direction of the Commissioner of 

11 Public Works. 

Section 3. The cars to be used on said 

2 railway may be operated by electric 

3 power, cable or such other motive power 

4 as said company shall by any ordinance 

5 of the City of Chicago be authorized to 

6 use. 

Section 4. In case said company, 

2 upon the line hereby authorized, shall 

3 use cable power, the method of laying 

4 and constructing such cable and operat- 

5 ing the same, shall in all respects be the 
1 6 same, and be governed by the same con- 

7 ditions and limitations as provided by an 

8 ordinance of the City Council of the City 

9 of Chicago, passed June 7th, 1886, au- 

10 thorizing the North Chicago Street 

11 Railroad Company to use cable power. 



12 And in case said company, upon the 

13 line hereby authorized, shall use electric 

14 power by means of electric overhead con- 

15 tact wires, the method of construction 

16 and operation shall be the same, and 

17 governed by all the conditions and limita- 

18 tions as provided in an ordinance of the 

19 City of Chicago passed April 30th, 1894, 

20 authorizing the operation by electric 

21 overhead contact wires of certain lines of 

22 the North Chicago Street Railroad Com- 

23 pany and the West Chicago Street Rail- 

24 road Company; provided, however, that 

25 the iron poles for supporting the trolley 

26 wires shall be placed between the curb 

27 lines and the sidewalk and next to the 

28 curb line. The company shall also have 

29 the right, if it shall elect so to do, to 

30 place its wires underground and make all 

31 the necessary excavations and connections 

32 to carry out this provision. 

Section 5. The said company, as to the 

2 parts of said streets in and upon which 

3 its said railway may be laid, shall pave 

4 and keep s'ixteen feet in width in good 

5 condition and repair during all the time 

6 t® which the privileges hereby granted 

7 shall extend, in accordance with whatever 

8 order, ordinance or regulation may be 

9 passed or adopted by the City Council in 

10 relation to such repairing, and when any 

11 new improvement shall be ordered by the 

12 City Council of said part of said streets, 

13 the said railway company shall, in the 

14 manner which may be required of the 

15 owners of the property fronting on said 

16 part of said streets, make such new im- 

17 provement for the width of sixteen feet; 

18 and if the company shall refuse or fail so 

19 to do the same may be done by the city, 

20 and the company shall be liable to the 

21 city for the cost thereof. 

Section 6. When the right of said 

2 railway company to operate its railway 

3 on said streets shall cease and determine, 

4 said company shall remove the tracks 



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5 from the said part of said streets and put 

6 the said part of said streets from which 

7 said tracks shall be removed in as good 

8 condition as the adjacent part of said 

9 streets. 



Section 7. The said Chicago and Jef- 
ferson Urban Transit Company shall pay 
into the City Treasurer of the City of 
Chicago, for the use of said city, the sum 
of fifty dollars as an annual license fee 
for each and every car used by said com- 
pany, in the manner following : In com- 

8 puting the number of cars upon which 

9 said license charge may be imposed, thir- 

10 teen round trips, when the car is used in 

11 the transportation of passengers, shall be 

12 taken as equivalent to one day's use of 

13 the car, one-thirteenth of such round 

14 trips during each quarter shall be divided 
by the number of days in such quarter, 
such quotient shall be the number of cars 
subject to such license fee; provided 
however, that such cars shall not already 
be liable f®r the payment of a license fee 
on one of the other lines of this company 
or its connections. The President or any 
other officer of said company shall, under 
oath, make report quarter-yearly to the 
Comptroller of the City of Chicago of. the 
whole number of cars so run by said 

company, and at the same time pay to 
said Comptroller twelve and a half dol- 
lars for each car, to be ascertained as 
above prescribed in this section. The 
first quarter shall begin upon the first day 
upon which said company shall run a car 
or cars for the carriage of passengers. 

Section 8. The cars upon the railway 
hereby authorized shali be provided dur- 
ing the months of November, December, 
January, February and March of each 
year with heating apparatus of a kind 
and nature to be selected by said company, 
which shall be resonably effective in rais- 
ing the temperature in said cars and heat- . 
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14 night. And the cars upon said tracks 

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Section 9. The rate of fare shall be 
five cents for one continuous ride in one 
direction on the line herein authorized. 
City police and firemen in uniform shall 
be carried free of charge. 

Section 10. The railroad authorized 
to be constructed and operated under 
this ordinance shall be completed and in 
operation within two years from the pas- 
sage and acceptance of this ordinance, 
not counting the months of December, 
January, February and March, and if not 
so completed, then and in that event, 
this ordinance shall be void and ©f no 
effect as to any portion of said railways 
on said several streets not then con- 
structed; provided, however, that if said 
company shall be restrained or prevented 
from proceeding with the work upon said 
railway by the order or writ of any court 
of competent jurisdiction, the time dur- 
ing which said company may be so de- 
layed shall be added to the time herein 
prescribed for the completion of said 
work. The City of Chicago shali, however, 
have the right to intervene in any suit 
for an injunction to restrain the said 
company, as aforesaid, and move for a 
dissolution of said injunction. 

The time during which said company 
may be so delayed, as aforesaid, shall, 
however, be reckoned oniy from the 
time when the said company shall have 
given notice to the Corporation Counsel 
of the City of Chicago of the institution 
of such legal proceedings, as aforesaid. 

Section 11. The company shall for- 
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3 City of Chicago against and from any 

4 and all legal damages, judgments, de- 

5 crees and costs and expenses of the same 

6 which it may suffer or which may be re- 

7 covered or obtained against said city for 

8 or by reason of the granting of such 

9 privileges, or for or by reason of the 

10 privileges hereby granted, or from any 

11 act or acts of said company, its servants 

12 or agents, under or by virtue of the pro- 

13 visions of this ordinance. 

Section 12. The Chicago and Jeffer- 

2 son Urban Transit Company shall exe- 

3 cute to the City of Chicago a good and 

4 sufficient bond in the penal sum of $25,- 

5 000, t© be approved by the Mayor, con- 

6 ditioned for the faithful observance and 

7 performance of the provisions and con- 

8 ditions of this ordinance on its part to be 
"9 performed and observed as aforesaid. 

Section 13. This ordinance shall take 

2 effect and be in force from and after its 

3 passage and the filing of the bond and ac- 

4 ceptance as herein prescribed; provided, 

5 however, that if said acceptance and 

6 bond shall not be filed as aforesaid within 

7 sixty days of the passage hereof, then all 

8 the rights and privileges herein granted 

9 to said Chicago and Jefferson Urban 

10 Transit Company shall be void and of no 

11 effect. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a, recommendation, estimate and ordinance 
for curbing, grading and paving a system of 
streets as follows : Christiana avenue, from 
Grand avenue to West Division street, etc., 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be passed. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, Dec. 5th, 1898. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 



W. D., to whom was referred recommenda- 
tion, estimate and ordinance for curbing, 
grading and paving of a system of streets as 
follows : Christiana avenue, from Grand ave- 
nue t© West Division street, etc., having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that same be passed. 

John J. Brennan, 

Chairman. 

RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL 

IMPROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the 
improvement, curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt of a system of streets as follows, 
to-wit: Christiana avenue, from the south 
curb line of Grand avenue to the south line 
of West Division street; North Spaulding 
avenue, from the south curb line of Grand 
avenue to the south curb line ©f West North 
avenue ; Pierce avenue, from the west curb 
line of North Kedzie avenue to the east curb 
line of North Homan avenue; LeMoyne 
street, from the west curb line of North 
Kedzie avenue to the east curb line of Cen- 
tral Park avenue ; Beach avenue, from the 
west curb line of North Kedzie avenue to the 
east curb line of North Homan avenue; 
Hirsch street, from the west curb line of 
North Kedzie avenue to the east curb line of 
North Homan avenue; Potomac avenue, 
from the west curb line of North Kedzie av- 
enue to the east curb line of North Homan 
avenue ; Crystal street, from the west curb 
line of North Kedzie avenue to the east curb 
line of North Homan avenue, and West Di- 
vision street, from the west curb line of 
North Kedzie avenue to the east curb line of 
North Homan avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois, to- 
gether with an estimate of the cost of said 
improvement and recommend the passage of 
said ordinance, and the making ©f the im- 
provement contemplated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. E. McGann, 

M. J. DOHERTT, 

F. E. Davidson, 
J. S. Sheahan, 
John Ericson, 

Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago. 

Dated Chicago, June 27, A. D. 18 



December 5, 



1090 



ESTIMATE OE ENGINEER. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago, and to the Mayor and Al- 
dermen of the City of Chicago, in City 
Council Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicag® having adopted a resolution 
that a system of streets as follows, to-wit: 
Christina avenue, from the south curb line of 
Grand avenue to the south line of West Di- 
vision, street; North Spaulding avenue, 
from the south curb line of Grand avenue to 
the south curb line of West North avenue ; 
Pierce avenue, from the west curb line of 
North Kedzie avenue to the east curb line of 
North Homan avenue ; LeMoyne street, from 
the west curb line of North Kedzie avenue to 
the east curb line of Central Park avenue; 
Beach avenue, from the west curb line of 
North Kedzie avenue to the east curb line of 
North Homan avenue; Hircsh street, from 
the west curb line of North Kedzie avenue to 
the east curb line of North Homan avenue ; 
Potomac avenue, from the west curb line of 
North Kedzie avenue to the east curb line of 
North Homan avenue; Crystal street, from 
the west curb line of North Kedzie avenue to 
the east curb line of North Homan avenue, 
and West Division street, from the west curb 
line of North Kedzie avenne to the east curb 
line of North Homan avenue, be curbed, 
graded and paved with asphalt and pre- 
' sented to the City Council of the City of 
Chicago a recommendation that such local 
improvement be made. 

I hereby sumbit an estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, including labor, ma- 
terials and all other expenses attending the 
same, and the cost of making and collecting 
the assessment therefor as proyided by law, 
viz: 

ESTIMATE. 

Curb wall, granite concrete com- 
bined, curb and gutter, 30,884 
lineal feet, at 60 cents $ 18,530 40 

Paving with asphalt laid on 6 
inches ©f concrete, 49,3S1 square 
yards, at $2.75 135,797 75 

Inspection, 3 per cent 4,629 84 

Adjustment of sewers, catch-basins 
and manholes 2,834 46 

Cost of making and collecting the 

assessment therefor, 6 per cent 9,707 55 

Total $171,500 00 



And I hereby certify that in my opinion 
the above estimate does not exceed the 
probable cost of the above proposed im- 
provement and the lawful expenses attend- 
ing the same. 

John Ericson, 

City Engineer of the City of Chicago. 
Dated Chicago, June 27, A. D. 1898. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement, curbing, grading and 
paving of a system of streets as follows, 
to-wit: Christiana avenue, from the south 
curb line of Grand avenue to the south 
line of West Division street; North 
Spaulding avenue, from the south curb 
line of Grand avenue to the south curb 
line of West North avenue; Pierce ave- 
nue, from the west curb line of North Ked- 
zie avenue to the east curb line of North 
Homan avenue ; Le Moyne street, from the 
west curb line of North Kedzie avenue to 
the east curb line of Central Park avenue ; 
Beach avenue, from the west curb line of 
North Kedzie avenue to the east curb line 
of North Homan avenue; Hirsch street, 
from the west curb line of North Kedzie 
avenue to the east curb line of North Ho- 
man avenue; Potomac avenue, from the 
west curb line of North Kedzie avenue to 
the east curb line of North Homan avenue ; 
Crystal street, from the west curb line of 
North Kedzie avenue to the east curb line 
of North Homan avenue, and West Di- 
vision street, from the west curb line of 
North Kedzie avenue to the east curb line 
©f North Hoaian avenue, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improvement 

2 shall be made within the City of Chicago, 

3 in said County and State, the nature, 

4 character, locality and description of 

5 which local improvement is as follows, 

6 to-wit : 



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7 That the roadway of Christiana avenue, 

8 from the south curb line of Grand ave- 

9 nue t® the south line of West Division 

10 street — said roadway being thirty feet in 

11 width; also the roadway of North 

12 Spauldiug avenue from the south 

13 curb line of Grand avenue to 

14 the south curb line of West 

15 North avenue, said roadway being: 

15 thirty feet in width ; also the roadway of 

16 Pierce avenue, from the west curb line 

17 of North Kedzie avenue to the east curb 

18 line of North Homan avenue — said road- 

19 way being- thirty feet in width ; also the 

20 roadway of Le Moyne street, from the 

21 west curb line of North Kedzie avenue to 

22 the east curb line of Central Park ave- 

23 nue— said roadway being- thirty feet in 

24 width ; also the roadway of Beach ave- 

25 nue, from the west curb line of North 

26 Kedzie avenue to the east curb line of 

27 North Homan av^nne — said roadway 

28 being thirty feet in width ; also the road- 

29 way of Hirsch street, from the west curb 

30 line of North Kedzie avenue to the east 

31 curb line of North Homan avenue — said 

32 roadway being thirty feet in width ; also 

33 the roadway of Potomac avenue, from 

34 the west curb line of North Kedzie ave- 

35 nue to the east curb line of North Homan 

36 avenue — said roadway being thirty feet 

37 in width; also the roadway of Crystal 

38 street, from the west curb line of North 

39 Kedzie avenue to the east curb line of 

40 North Homan avenue— said roadway 

41 being thirty feet in width ; and also the 

42 roadway of West Division street, from 

43 the west curb line of North Kedzie ave- 

44 nue to the east curb line of North 

45 Homan avenue — said roadway being forty- 

46 eight feet in width — be and the same is 

47 hereby ordered curbed with a granite con- 

48 crete combined curb and gutter. Said com- 

49 bined curb and gutter shall be constructed 

50 on both sides of said roadway between 

51 said points, with the returns on both sides 

52 of all intersecting streets and alleys be- 



53 tween said points, (except across the 

54 roadways of all intersecting streets and 

55 alleys between said points) upon a 

56 foundation ©f cinders six inches in 

57 depth. Said combined curb and gutter 

58 shall be constructed at and on a line 

59 parallel with and so that the inside face 

60 of the curb proper shall be fifteen feet 

61 from the center line of said roadways 

62 between said points (except the roadway 

63 of West Division street, from the west 

64 curb line of North Kedzie avenue to the 

64 east curb line of North Homan avenue.) 

65 The said combined curb and gutter shall 

66 be constructed on both sides of said West 

67 Division street, between said points, at 

68 and on a line parallel with and so that 

69 the inside face of the curb proper shall 

70 be twenty-four feet from the center line 

71 of said roadway of said West Division 

72 street between said points. 

73 The concrete to be used shall consist of 

74 the best quality of Portland cement 

75 mixed with fine crushed granite, in the 

76 proportion of one part cement and 

77 two parts fine granite, into which 

78 shall be incorporated three parts of 

79 broken granite of a size to pass through 

80 a ring of one inch internal diameter. 

81 The concrete shall be mixed on a clean 

82 hard board surface as follows: The 

83 cement shall be mixed thoroughly with 

84 fine crushed granite, after which they 

85 shall be moistened with water so as to 

86 form a mortar, and into which shall be 

87 incorporated the three parts of broken 

88 granite as specified above, and rammed 

89 into forms until solid. 

90 The material to be used in finishing 

91 the surface of the curb and gutter shall 

92 consist of the best quality of Portland 

93 cement mixed with finely crushed granite, 

94 in the proportion of two parts cement 

95 and three parts graDite. The said curb 

96 and gutter shall be composed of concrete 

97 as above specified, together with suffi- 

98 cient surfacing material to insure a smooth 



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[1898 



99 and even surface on the face of the curb 

100 and gutter flag, which shall be evenly 

101 trowelled and finished with a broom. The 

102 combined curb and gutter shall be con- 

103 structed as follows, to- wit: The curb 

104 proper shall be twelve inches in height 

105 and seven inches in thickness, and the 

106 gutter flag shall be eighteen inches in 

107 width and five inches in thickness. The 

108 face corner of the curb shall be rounded 

109 to one and one-half inches radius, and 

110 the gutter flag laid to grade and to a 

111 pitch corresponding to the angle toward 

112 the crown of the street. 

113 The said roadways of said Christiana 

114 avenue, North Spaulding avenue, Pierce 

115 avenue, LeMoyne street, Beach avenue, 

116 Hirsch street, Potomac avenue, Crystal 

117 street and West Division street between 

118 said points and between said gutter flags, 

119 together with the wings of all intersect- 

120 ing streets and alleys between said 

121 points, shall be graded to within nine 

122 and one-half inches of the grade of the 

123 pavement. 

124 Upon the roadbed thus prepared shall 

125 be spread a layer of Portland cement 

126 concrete, six inches (6 inches) in thick- 

127 ness, made as follows: One part best 

128 quality Portland cement, three parts 
129' clean, coarse, sharp sand shall be thor- 

130 oughly mixed dry, then made into a 

131 mortar with the least possible amount of 

132 water; seven parts of broken stone of a 

133 size known as "concrete" thoroughly 

134 cleaned of dirt, shall then be incorporated 

135 with the mortar ; each batch of concrete 

136 shall be thoroughly mixed by turning 

137 with hoes and shovels at least three 

138 times. It should then be spread at once, 

139 thoroughly compacted by ramming, until 

140 free mortar appears on the surface. 

141 The surface of said layer of concrete 

142 shall be parallel with three and one. 

143 half inches below the top of the finished 

144 pavement. 



145 Upon the concrete foundation, as above 

146 specified, shall be laid a "binder" course, 

147 composed of broken limestone of a size 

148 known as "small concrete," and asphaitic 

149 cement. The stone shall be heated and 

150 thoroughly mixed with the asphaitic ce- 

151 ment in the proportion of fifteen (15) 

152 gallons of asphaitic cement to one (1) 

153 cubic yard of stone. This binder shall 

154 be spread on the base above described 

155 and, while in a hot and plastic condition, 

156 shall be rolled until it has a uniform 

157 thickness of one and one-half inches 

158 (1}4 in.). The upper surface shall be 

159 exactly parallel with and two inches 

160 (2 in.) below the final surface of the 

161 pavement. 

162 Upon this "binder" course shall be 

163 laid a wearing surface of pavement 

164 proper, which shall be composed of 

165 asphaitic cement seventeen (17) parts, 

166 sand seventy-three (73) parts and pulver- 

167 ized carbonate of lime ten (10) parts. 

168 The sand and asphaitic cement shall be 

169 heated separately to a temperature of 

170 three hundred (300) degrees Fahrenheit. 

171 The pulverized carbonate of lime shall be 
.172 mixed with the sand and these ingredi- 

173 ents then mixed with the asphaitic ce- 

174 ment at the above temperature in an 

175 apparatus which shall effect a perfect 

176 mixture. All asphaltum used in the 

177 making of the asphaitic cement for both 

178 the binder and the wearing surface shall 

179 be asphaltum obtained from Pitch Lake 

180 in the Island of Trinidad, or asphaltum 

181 which shall be equal in quality for paving 

182 purposes to that obtained from Pitch 

183 Lake in the Island of Trinidad. The 

184 material for pavement, when mixed as 

185 above, shall be spread at a tem- 

186 perature of two hundred and fifty 

187 (250) degrees Fahernheit. It shall be 

188 carefully spread by means of hot iron 

189 rakes, in such manner as to give uniform 

190 and regular grade to such depth that 

191 after having received its ultimate com- 



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192 pression, 'it will have a thickness of two ^ 235 

193 inches (2 in.). It shall first be com- 

194 pressed by hand rollers, after which 

195 hydraulic cement, in the proportion of 

196 one barrel to each one thousand square 

197 yards of surface, shall be swept over it, 

198 and the whole then thoroughly com- 

199 pressed by rolling with a steam roller of 

200 ten tons weight, the rolling being con- 

201 tinued for five hours for each one thou- 

202 sand square yards of surface. 

203 Said pavement shall be laid to the 

204 grade of said system of streets between 

205 said points, which grade is hereby estab- 

206 lished as follows, to-wit : 



207 Intersection of Christiana avenue with 

208 Grand avenue, 22.00 feet. 

209 Intersection of Christiana avenue with 

210 West Division street, 21.30 feet. 

211 Intersection of North Spaulding ave- 

212 nue with Grand avenue, 21.00 feet. 

213 Intersection of North Spaulding ave- 

214 nue with West Division street, 20.80 feet. 

215 Intersection of North Spaulding ave- 

216 uue with Crystal street, 20.80 feet. 

217 Ietersection of North Spaulding ave- 

218 nue with Potomac avenue, 20.80 feet. 

219 Intersection of North Spaulding ave- 

220 nue with Evergreen avenue, 20.80 feet. 

221 Intersection of North Spaulding ave- 

222 nue with Hirsch street, 20.80 feet. 

223 Intersection of North Spaulding ave- 

224 nue with Beach avenue, 20.80 feet. 

225 Intersection of North Spaulding ave- 

226 nue with LeMoyne street, 20.80 feet. 

227 Intersection of North Spaulding ave- 

228 nue with Pierce avenue, 20.80 feet. 

229 Intersection of North Spaulding ave- 

230 nue with North ayeaue, 20.80 feet. 

231 Intersection of Pierce avenue with 

232 North Homan avenue, 21.75 feet. 

233 Intersection of Pierce avenue with 

234 North Kedzie avenue, 20.25 feet. 



Intersection of LeMoyne street with 

236 Central Park avenue, 22.50 feet. 

237 Intersection of LeMoyne street with St. 

238 Louis avenue, 22.15 feet. 

239 Intersection of LeMoyne street with 

240 North Homan avenue, 21.75 feet. 

241 Intersection of LeMoyne street with 

242 North Kedzie avenue, 20.00 feet. 

with 



243 Intersection of Beach avenue 

244 North Homan avenue, 21.75 feet. 

245 Intersection of Beach avenue with 

246 North Kedzie avenue, 20.00 feet. 

247 Intersection of Hirsch street with 

248 North Homan avenue, 21.75 feet. 

249 Intersection of Hirsch street with 

250 North Kedzie avenue, 20.00 feet. 

251 Intersection of Potomac avenue with 

252 North Homan avenue, 21.75 feet. 

253 Intersection of Potomac avenue with 

254 North Kedzie avenue, 20.00 feet. 

255 Intersection of Crystal street with 

256 North Homan avenue, 21.75 feet. 

257 Intersection of Crystal street with 

258 North Kedzie avenue, 20 feet. 

259 Intersection of West Division street 

260 with North Homan avenue, 21.75 feet. 

261 Intersection of West Division street 

262 with North Kedzie avenue, 20.00 feet. 

263 The above heights as fixed shall be 

264 measured from the plane of low water 

265 in Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, as estab- 

266 lished by the Trustees of the Illinois 

267 and Michigan Canal, and adopted by the 

268 late Board of Drainage Commissioners 

269 and by the late Board of Public Works 

270 of the City of Chicago as the base or 

271 datum for city levels. 

272 That the several manholes and catch - 

273 basins located along the line of said im- 

274 provement shall be raised or lowered as 

275 may be necessory to make them conform 

276 to the established grade of said system 

277 of streets as above specified. 



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[1898 



278 Said work to be done under the super- 

279 intendence of the Board of Local Ira- 

280 provements of the City ©f Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation 

2 of the Bo^rd of Local Improvements of 

3 the City of Chicago providing- for said 

4 improvement, together with the estimate 

5 ©f the cost thereof, made by the City 

6 Engineer of said city, both hereto at- 

7 tached. be aud the same are hereby ap- 

8 proved. 

Section 3. The said improvement 

2 shall be made and the whole cost thereof, 

3 including the sum of -19,707.55 costs (be- 

4 ing the amount included in the estimate 

5 of the City Engineer, hereto attached, as 

6 the cost of making and collecting the as- 

7 sessment herein) be paid for by special 

8 assessment, in accordance with an Act of 

9 the General Assembly of the State of 

10 Illinois, entitled ' ; An Act Concerning 

11 Local Improvements," approved June 

12 14th, A. D. 1897, and that said sum of 

13 $9,707.55 costs shall be applied toward the 

14 cost of making and collecting such as- 

15 sessment. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount 

2 herein ordered to be assessed against 

3 ^property and also the assessment on each 

4 lot and parcel of land therein assessed, 

5 shall be divided into five installments, 

6 the first of which installment shall in- 

7 elude 20 per cent of the assessment, to- 

8 gether with all fractional amounts, and 

9 the aggregate amount of each of the re- 

10 maining installments shall be equal in 

11 amount and multiples of $100.00. Said 

12 first installment shall be due and payable 

13 on the 2nd day of January next after the 

14 confirmation of the assessment, and the 

15 second installment one year thereafter, 

16 and so on annually until all of said in- 

17 stallments are paid, and each of said in- 

18 stallments, except the first, shall bear 

19 interest at the rate of six per centum per 



20 annum from and after the date of con- 

21 firmation thereof until paid. 

Section 5. A.nd for the purpose of 

2 anticipating the collection of the second 

3 and succeeding installments of said as- 

4 sessment for said improvement, bonds 

5 shall be issued payable out of said install- 

6 ments bearing interest at the rate of six 

7 per centum per annum, payable annually 

8 and signed by the Mayor and by the Com- 

9 missioner of Public Works, countersigned 

10 by the City Comptroller, and attested by 

11 the City Clerk, under the corporate seal 

12 of the City of Chicago. Said bonds shall 

13 be issued in accordance with and shall in 

14 all respects conform to the provisions of 

15 the act of the General Assembly of the 

16 State of Illinois, entitled "An Act Con- 

17 cerning Local Improvements," approved 

18 June 14th, A. D. 1897. 

Section 6. That the Counsel to the 

2 Corporation be and he is hereby directed 

3 to file a petitien in the County Court of 

4 Cook County, Illinois, in the name of the 

5 City of Chicago, praying that steps may 

6 be taken to levy a special assessment for 

7 said improvement, in accordance with 

8 the provisions of this ordinance and in 

9 the manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinan ces or parts 

2 of ordinances conflicting with this ordi- 

3 nance be and the same are hereby re- 
4 



Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
2 force from and after its passage. 



The same Committee to wh©m was referred 
a recommendation, estimate and ordinance 
for curbing, grading and paving West Lake 
street, from North Leavitt street to North 
Ashland avenue, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 



The motion prevailed. 



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1095 



The following- is the report : 

Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for curbing, grading: 
and paving West Lake street, from North 
Halsted street to North Ashland avenue, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement beg leave 
te report and recommend that the ordinance 
be passed. 

John J. Brennan, 

Chairman. 



RECOMMENDATION, ESTIMATE AND ORDINANCE 
BY BOARD OE LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago, in City Council Assembled: 

We hereby submit an fordi nance for the 
improvement, curbing, grading and paving, 
with vitrified brick, of West Lake street, 
from the west curb line of North Halsted street 
to the east curb line of North Ashland av- 
enue, in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois, together with an 
estimate of the cost of said improvement 
and recommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance, and the making of the improvement 
contemplated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. E. McGann, 

M. J. DOHERTT, 

F. E. Davidson, 

J. S. Sheahan, 

John Ericson, 

Board of Local Improvements of the City of 
Chicago. 

Dated Chicago, Nov. 14th, A. D. 189S. 

estimate of engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago, and to the Mayor and 
Aldermen of the City of Chicago in City 
Council Assembled: 

The Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago having adopted a resolution 
that West Lake street, from the west curb 
line of North Halsted street to the east curb 



line of North Ashland avenue, be curbed, 
graded and paved with vitrified brick, and 
presented to the City Council of the City of 
Chicago a recommendation that such local 
improvement be made. 

I hereby submit an estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, including labor, materials 
and all other expenses attending the same, 
and the cost of making and collecting the 
assessment therefor as provided by law, viz. : 

' ESTIMATE. 

Plastering curb walls, 6,598 lineal 
feet at 30c | 1,979 40 

Curb stones (limestone), 3,833 
lineal feet at 60c 2,299 80 

Paving with vitrified brick laid on 
6 inches of concrete, 20,846 
square yards at $2.00 41,692 00 

Adjustment of sewers, catch-basins 

and manholes 4,123 14 

Inspection 900 00 

Cost of making and collecting the 
assessment therefor, 6 per cent 
on $50,094.34 3,005 66 

Total $ 54,000 00 

And 1 hereby certify that in my opinion the 
above estimate does not exceed the probable 
cost of the above proposed improvement 
and the lawful expenses attending the same. 

John Ericson, 
City Engineer of the City of Chicago. 
Dated, Chicago, Nov. 14th A. D. 1898. 

AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement — curbing, grading and 
paving — of West Lake street, from the 
west curb line of North Halsted street to 
the east curb line of North Ashiand avenue, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That a local improvement 
shall be made within the City of Chicago, in 
said County and State, the nature, character, 
locality and description of which local im- 
provement is as follows, to-wit: 



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That the roadway of West Lake street, from 
the west curb line of North Halsted street to 
the east curb line of North Ashland avenue, 
said roadway being forty-eight feet in width, 
be and the same is hereby ordered improved 
as follows, t©-wit: 

The curb walls now in place on both sides 
of said roadway of said West Lake street, 
with the returns on both sides of all inter- 
secting streets and alleys between said 
points, shall be plastered on their street face 
from the top surface down for the space of 
five feet. The plaster to be used shall be 
made with the best quality Portland cement 
and clean, sharp lake-shore sand, mixed in 
the proportion of ©ne part cement and two 
parts sand. The sand and cement shall be 
first thoroughly mixed dry and then moist- 
ened with water to form a thick mortar, 
which shall be spread upon the face of said 
curb walls in an even layer one-half inch in 
thickness. 

Both sides of said roadway of said West 
Lake street, with the returns on both sides of 
all intersecting streets and alleys between 
said points (except across the roadways of 
all intersecting streets and alleys between 
said points, and also except where curb walls 
now exist between said points), shall be 
curbed with the best quality of limestone 
curbstones. Said curbstones to be four feet 
long, three feet deep and five inches thick, 
with the top edge full and square. 
Each curbstone to be bush hammered 
on the top surface and for the 
space of twelve inches down from the top. 
Bach curbstone to have a straight base the 
whole length and to be firmly bedded upon 
flat limestone blocks, said blocks to be not 
less than one foot in lenarth, eight inches in 
width and six inches in thickness. Said 
curbstones shall be set upright on edge along 
their length on both sides of said roadway of 
said West Lake street between said points at 
and on a line parallel with and twenty-four 
feet from the center line of said roadway. 



The said roadway of said West Lake street, 
together with the returns on both sides of all 
intersecting streets and alleys between said 
points (except any and all space occupied 
and used as street railway rights-of-way 
thereon between said points, which rights- 
of-way are by the ordinance granting them 
agreed to be paved and kept in repair by the 
railway companies owning, operating and 
controlling the same), shall be graded to 
within twelve inches of the grade of the 
pavement, and paved with vitrified brick as 
follows, to- wit: 

Upon the roadway thus prepared, between 
said points and between said curbwalls and 
said curbstones, shall be spread a layer of the 
best quality of Portland cement concrete six 
inches in thickness, to be made as follows, 
to-wit: One measure of the best quality of 
Portland cement and two parts of clean, 
sharp sand, free from clay, shall be thor- 
oughly mixed dry and then made into mor- 
tar. Broken limestone of the best quality, 
crushed to a size so as to pass through a ring 
two and one-half inches in diameter, thor- 
oughly cleaned and drenched with water, 
shall then be incorporated immediately with 
the mortar. Each batch of concrete to be 
thoroughly mixed and at once spread upon 
the surface of said roadway, and thoroughly 
compacted, and upon this foundation shall 
be evenly spread a layer of fine, clean, sharp 
sand in such quantity as to insure, when 
compacted, a depth of two inches, upon 
which shall be laid the brick pavement. The 
brick to be used shall be made of pure shale, 
of quality equal to that found in Gales- 
burg and Glen Carbon in the State of 
Illinois, and Canton in the State of Ohio. 
The dimensions of the brick used shall 
be the same throughout the entire work in 
any particular case and shall not be less than 
eight inches nor more than nine inches in 
length, four inches in depth and not less 
than two and three-eighths inches, nor more 
than three inches in thickness with rounded 
edges with a radius of three-eighths of an 



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inch. Said brick shall be bf the kind known 
as repressed brick and shall be repressed to 
the extent that the maximum amount of 
material is forced into them. They shall be 
free from lime and other impurities, shall be 
as nearly uniform in every respect as possible, 
shall be burued so as to secure the maximum 
hardness, so annealed as to reach the ulti- 
mate degree of toughness, and thoroughly 
vitrified so as to make a homogeneous mass. 

Any person, firm or corporation bidding 
for the work to be done shall furnish speci- 
men brick, which shall be submitted to a 
u water absorption" test, and if such brick 
show a water abs@rption exceeding two per 
cent of their weight when dry, the bid of the 
person, firm or corporation so furnishing the 
same shall be rejected. Such water absorp- 
tion test shall be made by the Board of Local 
Improvements of the City of Chicago in the 
following manner, to-wit: 

Not less than three bricks shall be broken 
across, thoroughly dried and then immersed 
in water for seventy-two hours. The ab- 
sorption will then be determined by the 
difference between the weight dry and the 
weight at the expiration of the seventy-two 
hours in water. 

Five specimen brick shall also be furnished 
.by each bidder for submission to the "abra- 
sion" test by the Board of Local Improve- 
ments ; such test shall be made in the follow- 
ing manner, to-wit: 

Such specimen brick or so many of them 
as may be required by the Board ©f Local 
Improvements shall be submitted to a test 
for one hour in a machine known as a 
"Rattler," and if the loss of weight by abra- 
sion during such test shall exceed eight per 
cent of the original weight of the bricks 
tested, then such bid shall be rejected. The 
specimen brick submitted by the different 
bidders shall be subjected to the same test 
without any discrimination in favor or 
against any of the bidders. 



All bricks used must be equal in every re- 
spect to the specimen submitted by the bid- 
der to the Board of Local Improvements for 
test, and shall be laid as follows, to-wit: 
Broken brick can only be used to break joints 
in starting courses or making closures, but in 
no case, shall less than half a brick be used. 
The bricks will be laid on edge close together 
in straight lines across the said roadway, and 
at right angles to the curbs and perpendicu- 
lar to the grade of the street. The joints 
shall be broken by a lap of not less than 
three inches. On intersections and junctions 
of lateral streets, the Engineer in charge can 
change the direction of the courses from a 
right angle to such other angle as he may 
deem proper. The bricks when set shall be 
rolled with a roller of five tons weight until 
the bricks are well settled and made firm. 
Or if the Engineer shall direct, the bricks 
when set shall be thoroughly rammed two or 
more times, the ramming to be done under a 
flatter with a paving rammer, weighing forty 
pounds. The iron of the rammer face in no 
case to come in contact with the pavement. 
When the bricks are thoroughly bedded the 
surface of the pavement must be true for 
grade and crown. The joints or spaces be- 
tween the bricks shall be filled with coal tar 
residuum paving cement, known in the 
market as paving cement No. 6, delivered on 
the work at a temperature of about 300 de- 
grees Fahrenheit. The surface of the pave- 
ment shall then receive a one-half inch dress- 
ing of clean, coarse sand, which completes 
the work. 

Said pavement shall be laid to the grade of 
said West Lake street between said points, 
which grade is hereby established as follows, 
to-wit: 

• Feet. 

Intersection of Halsted street 14. o 

Intersection of Green street 14. o 

Intersection of Peoria street 14. o 

Intersection of Sangamon street 14.0 

Intersection of Morgan street 14.0 



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Intersection of Carpenter street 14.0 

Intersection of Curtis street 14 . 

Intersection of May street 14.0 

Intersection of Ann street 14.0 

Intersection of Elizabeth street 14.20 

Intersection of Ada street 14.75 

Intersection of Sheldon street 15.20 

Intersection of Union Park court 15.70 

Intersection of Bryan place 16.10 

Intersection of St. Johns court 16.10 

Intersection of Ashland avenue 16.50 

The above heights as fixed shall be meas- 
ured from the plane of low water in Lake 
Michigan of A. D. 1847, as established by the 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 
and adopted by the late Board of Drainage 
Commissioners and by the late Board of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago as the 
base or datum for city levels. 

That the several manholes and catch-basins 
located along the line of said improvement 
shall be raised or lowered as may be neces- 
sary to make them conform to the estab- 
lished grade of said West Lake street as 
above specified. 

Said work to be done under the superin- 
tendence of the Board of Local Improvements 
of the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2 That the recommendation of 
the Board of Local Improvements of the City 
of Chicago providing for said improvement 
together with the estimate of the cost thereof 
made by the City Engineer of said city, both 
hereto attached, be and the same are hereby 
approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement shall 
be made and the whole cost thereof, including 
the sum of $3,005.66 costs (being the amount 
included in the estimate of the City Engineer, 
hereto attached, as the cost of making and 
collecting the assessment herein), be paid for 
by special assessment, in accordance with 
an act of the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning 



Local Improvements," approved June 14th, 
A. D. 1897, and that said sum of $3,005.66 
costs shall be applied toward the costs of 
making and collecting such assessment. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount 
herein ordered to be assessed against 
property and also the assessment on 
each lot and parcel of land therein 
assessed shall be divided into five install- 
ments, the first of which installments 
shall include twenty per cent of the assess- 
ment, together with all fractional amounts, 
and the aggregate amount of each of the re- 
maining installments shall be equal in amount 
and multiples of $100.00. Said first install- 
ment shall be due and payable on the 2d day 
of January next after the confirmation of the 
assessment, and the second installment one 
year thereafter, and so on annually until all 
of said installments are paid,. and each of said 
installments, except the first, shall bear inter- 
est at the rate of six per centum per annum 
from and after the date of confirmation 
thereof until paid. 

Section 5. And for the purpose of antici- 
pating the collection of the second and suc- 
ceeding installments of said assessment for 
aid improvement, bonds shall be issued pay- 
able out of said installments bearing interest 
at the rate of six per centum per annum, 
payable annually, and signed by the Mayor 
and by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
countersigned by the City Comptroller, and 
attested by the City Clerk under the corpor- 
ate seal ©f the City of Chicago. Said bonds 
shall be issued in accordance with and shall 
in all respects conform to the provisions of 
the Act of the General Assembly ©f the State 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning 
Local Improvements," approved June 14th, 
A. D. 1897. 

Section 6. That the Counsel to the Cor- 
poration be and he is hereby directed to file 
a petition in the County Court of Cook 
County, Illinois, in the name of the City of 
Chicago, praying that steps may be taken to 



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levy a special assessment for said improve- 
ment, in accordance with the provisions of 
this ordinance and in the manner prescribed 
by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting- with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order to prohibit all railroads crossing 
22d street at or near Western avenue from 
blocking crossing, etc., submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 



The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report 



Chicago, December 5th, 1898. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled ;. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred order, railroads 
crossing 22d street at or near Western "ave- 
nue compelling them to conform with Sec. 
3046, 1728, 1729 and 1746 of the Municipal 
Code, having had the same under advisement 
beg: leave to report and recommend that same 
be passed. 

John J. Brennan, 
Chairman. 

Whbreas, The various railroad companies 
using the tracks crossing 22d street at or near 
Western avenue, have been accustomed to 
block the said crossing on 22d street by let- 
ting trains stand on said crossing, and by 
hauling trains of more than twenty cars in 
length at a very slow speed across this cross- 
ing in violation of the ordinances of the City 
of Chicago; and, 

Whereas, Teamsters upon 22d street, and 
the public generally using 22d street have 



been at this crossing for an unwarrantable 
length of time because of the stoppage of 
such trains, and the great length of trains 
hauled across said crossing; now, therefore, 
be it 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Police 
be directed to notify the Chicago and North- 
western Railway Company, the Chicago and 
Northern Pacific Railroad Company, the 
Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway Company, the Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy Railroad Company and the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Com- 
pany, all of whom use said crossing, to imme- 
diately conform to the requirements of 
Section 3046, Section 1728, Section 1729 and 
Section 1746 of the Revised Code of Chicago, 
and that on the failure on the part of any of 
said companies to fully conform to the re- 
quirements of said ordinance, the Superin- 
tendent of Police is hereby directed to take 
the necessary steps to compel such perform- 
ance. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was inferred 
an ordinance vacating alley in Albert Crosby's 
and others Sub., submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Brennan moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES. 



TRACK ELEVATION. 

The Special Com mittee on Track Elevation to 
whom was referred an ordinance for the ele- 
vation of the tracks of the A., T. & St. Fe 
R. R., the O, M. & K R. R., the C. & A. R. 
R., the U. S. Y. & T. Co. R. R., the O, T. 
T. R. R. and the P., C, C. & St. L. Ry., sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be passed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the report : 

Chicago, December 5, 1898. 

To the Mayor and A Idermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Special Committee on Track Elevation , 
to whom was referred an ordinance for the 
elevation of the roadbed and tracks of Atchi- 
son, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., the Chicago, 
Madison & Northern R. R., the Chicago & 
Alton R. R., the Union Stock Yards & 
Transit R. R. , the Chicago Terminal Transfer 
R. R. and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago 
& St. Louis Railway, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the accompanying 
ordinance in lieu of the ordinance of January 
24, 1898. 

Wm. S. Jackson, 
Acting Chairman. 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Requiring the Atchison, Topeka and Santa 
Fe Railroad Company, the Chicago, Mad- 
ison and Northern Railroad Company, the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company, the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company, 
The Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad 
Company, and the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company, 
respectively, to change the plane of certain 
of their roadbeds and railway tracks with- 
in the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Atchison, To- 

2 peka and Santa Fe Railroad Company, 

3 the Chicago, Madison and Northern Rail- 

4 road Company, the Chicago and Alton 

5 Railroad Company, the Union Stock 

6 Yards and Transit Company, the Chicago 

7 Terminal Transfer Railroad Company, 

8 and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago 



9 and St. Louis Railway Company are 

10 each, respectively, hereby ordered and 

11 required to elevate the plane of certain 

12 of their roadbeds and tracks, within cer- 

13 tain limits of the City of Chicago, in 

14 manner and upon conditions hereinafter 

15 specified, that is to say : 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at a p@int im- 

2 mediately under the Eighteenth street 

3 viaduct on the existing tracks of the 

4 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 

5 Company and the Chicago, Madison and 

6 Northern Railroad Company, the road- 

7 beds and tracks of the said railroad c©m- 

8 panies shall continue in a southerly and 

9 westerly direction, and shall rise on the 

10 most suitable gradient convenient and 

11 practicable to said railroad companies, to 

12 the intersection of the north line of 

13 Twenty -first street, produced westward, 

14 with the several tracks of said railroad 

15 companies, where an elevation of not less 

16 than 15.0 feet above city datum shall be 

17 attained. Thence said elevated roadbeds 

18 and tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and 

19 Santa Fe Railroad Coinpany and the 

20 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 

21 Company shall continue in a southei'ly 

22 and westerly direction on an ascending 

23 grade of about 0.4 of one per cent for a 

24 distance of 250 feet, where an elevation 

25 of not less than 16.0 feet above city 

26 datum shall be attained, and crossing at 

27 grade in said last mentioned course the 

28 proposed elevated roadbeds and tracks ©f 

29 the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago 

30 Railroad, and its lessee, the Pennsylvania 

31 Company, and the proposed elevated 

32 roadbeds and tracks of the Chicago and 

33 Western Indiana Railroad. 

34 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

35 tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and 

36 Santa Fe Railroad Company and the 



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37 Chicago, Madison and Northern Rail- 

38 road Company shall continue in a 

39 southerly and westerly direction on an 

40 ascending gradient of about 0.80 per 

41 centum to the intersection of the north 

42 line of Twenty-second street with said 

43 elevated roadbeds and tracks, where 

44 an elevation of not less than 18.5 feet 

45 above city datum shall be attained. 

46 Thence continuing southwesterly, the 

47 roadbeds and tracks of the Atchison, To- 

48 peka and Santa Fe Railroad and the 

49 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 

50 shall rise on an ascending gradient ®f 

51 about 0.80 per centum to an intersection 

52 of said elevated roadbeds and tracks with 

53 the south line of Twenty-second street, 

54 where an elevation of not less than 19.0 

55 feet above city datum shall be attained. 

56 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

57 tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and 

58 Santa Fe Railroad and the Chicago, 

59 Madison and Northern Railroad shall 

60 continue on a level grade for a distance 

61 of about 320 feet, measured along the 

62 tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and 

63 Santa Fe Railroad to a point about 50 

64 feet southwesterly of the west line of 

65 Canal street, and about 90 feet, as meas- 

66 ured along the tracks of the Chicago, 

67 Madison and Northern Railroad, where 

68 an elevation of not less than 19.0 feet 

69 above city datum shall be maintained. 

70 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

71 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

72 westerly direction on an ascending gra- 

73 dient ©f about 0.5 per centum for a dis- 

74 tance of about 700 feet from the last 

75 described point, where an elevation of 

76 not less than 22.6 feet above city datum 

77 shall be attained. 

78 Thence said elevated roadbed and 

79 tracks shall continne in a southerly and 

80 westerly direction on an ascending gradi- 

81 ent of about 0.366 per centum for a dis- 



82 tance of about 600 feet, where an eleva- 

83 ti©n of not less than 23.0 feet above city 

84 datum shall be attained ; thence said ele- 

85 vated roadbeds and tracks shall continue 

86 in a southerly and westerly direction on 

87 a level grade for a distance of about 200 

88 feet, where an elevation of not less than 

89 23.0 feet above city datum shall be main- 

90 tained ; thence said elevated roadbeds and 

91 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

92 westerly direction on a gradient of about 

93 0.1 per centum for a distance of about 930 

94 feet to a point about 154 feet east of the 

95 east line of South Halsted street, where 

96 an elevation of not less than 22.0 feet 

97 above city datum shall be attained ; thence 

98 said elevated roadbeds and tracks shall 

99 continue in a southerly and westerly di- 

100 rection on a level gradient for a distance 

101 of about 330 feet to a point about 110 feet 

102 west of the west line of South Halsted 

103 street, where an elevation of not less 

104 than 22.0 feet above city datum shall be 

105 attained. 

106 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

107 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

108 westerly direction on a descending gradi- 

109 ent of about 0.15 per centum for a dis- 

110 tance of about 1,000 feet, where an ele- 

111 vation of not less than 20.5 feet above city 

112 datum shall be attained. Thence said 

113 eievated roadbeds and tracks shall con- 

114 tinue in a soutnerly and westerly direc- 

115 tion on a level grade for a distance of 

116 about 400 feet, where an elevation of not 

117 less than 20.5 feet above city datum shall 

118 be attained. Thence said elevated road- 

119 beds and tracks shall continue in a south- 

120 erly and westerly direction on an ascend- 

121 ing gradient of about G.15 per centum for 

122 a distance of about 1,000 feet, where an 

123 elevation of not less than 22.0 feet above 

124 city datum shall be attained. Thence 
225 said elevated roadbeds and tracks shall 

126 continue in a southerly and westerly di- 

127 rection for a distance of about 3,650 feet 

128 to a ooint about 200 feet west of the west 



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129 line of Ashland avenue, where an eleva- 

130 tion of not less than 22.0 feet above city 

131 datum shall be attained. 

132 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

133 tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa 

134 Pe Railroad Company and the Chicago, 

135 Madison and Northern Railroad Com- 

136 pany shall diverge to the north and west 

137 and shall continue in a westerly direction 
133 and on an ascending gradient ©f about 

139 0.05 per centum for a distance of about 

140 3,000 feet to a point of about ten (10) feet 

141 east of the east end of the span bridge 

142 over the Illinois and Michigan Canal to 

143 a connection with their present roadbeds 

144 and tracks. 

Paragraph 2. Beginning at a point 

2 where the main tracks of the Chicago 

3 and Alton Railroad Company connect 

4 with the proposed elevated roadbeds and 

5 tracks of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and 

6 Chicago Railroad, south of the south end 

7 of the railroad bridge across the South 

8 Branch of the Chicago River, the road- 

9 beds and main tracks of the Chicago and 

10 Alton Railroad Company shall be ele- 

11 vated and proceed in a southerly direc- 

12 tion on the most suitable gradient con- 

13 venient and practicable to said com- 

14 pany, to a point at or near the north line 

15 of Twenty-first street produced westward 

16 with the several tracks of said railroad 

17 companies, where an elevation of not less 

18 than 15.0 feet above city datum shall be 

19 attained. 

20 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

21 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

22 westerly direction on an ascending grade 

23 of not more than 0.80 of one per cent to 

24 the intersection of the north line of 

25 Twenty-second street with said roadbeds 

26 and tracks, where an elevation of not less 

27 than 18.5 feet above city datum shall be 

28 attained. 

29 Thence continuing southwesterly on an 



30 ascending gradient ©f about 0.80 of one 

31 per cent to the intersection of the south 

32 line of Twenty-second street, where an 

33 elevation of not less than 19.0 feet above 

34 city datum shall be attained. Thence 

35 continuing southwesterly on a level grade 

36 for a distance of about 300 feet to a point 

37 about 130 feet west of the west line of 

38 Canal street, vrhere an elevation cf not 

39 less than 19.0 feet above city datum shall 

40 be maintained. Thence said elevated 

41 roadbeds and tracks shall continue in a 

42 southwesterly direction for a distance of 

43 700 feet on an ascending gradient of 

44 about 0.50 of one per cent, where an ele- 

45 vation of not less than 22.6 feet above 

46 city datum shall be attained. 

47 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

48 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

49 westerly direction on an ascending grad- 

50 ient of about 0.366 per centum for a sjp- 

51 tance of about 600 feet, where an eleva- 

52 tion of not less than 23.0 feet above city 

53 datum shall be attained. 

54 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

55 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

56 westerly direction on a level grade for a 

57 distance of 200 feet, where an elevation 

58 of 23.0 feet above city datum shall be 

59 maintained. Thence said elevated road- 

60 beds and tracks shall continue in a 

61 southerly and westerly direction on a 

62 descending gradient of about 0.10 per 

63 centum for a distance of about 930 feet 

64 to a point about 150 feet east of the east 

65 line of South Halsted street, where an 

66 elevation of not less than 22.0 feet above 

67 city datum shall be attained. Thence 

68 said elevated roadbeds and tracks shall 

69 continue in a southerly and westerly 

70 direction on a level gradient for a dis- 

71 tance of about 330 feet to a point about 

72 110 feet west of the west line of South 

73 Halsted street, where an elevation of not 

74 less than 22.0 feet above city datum shal 

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76 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

77 tracks shall continue in a southerly and 

78 westerly direction on a descending 1 gra- 

79 dient ®f about 0.15 per centum for a dis- 

80 tance of about 1,000 feet, where an ele- 

81 vation of not less than 20.5 feet above 

82 city datum shall be attained. Thence 

83 said elevated roadbeds and tracks shall 

84 continue in a southerly and westerly di- 

85 rection ©n a level grade for a distance of 

86 about 400 feet, where an elevation of not 

87 less than 20.5 feet above city datum shall 

88 be attained. Thence said elevated road- 

89 beds and tracks shall continue in a south- 

90 erly and westerly direction on an ascend- 

91 ing gradient of about 0.15 per centum 

92 for a distance of about 1,000 feet, where 

93 an elevation of not less than 22.0 feet 

94 above city datum shall be attained. 

95 Thence said elevated roadbed and tracks 

96 shall continue in a southerly and westerly 

97 direction for a distance of about 3,650 

98 feet to a point about 200 feet west of the 

99 west line of Ashland avenue, where an 

100 elevation of not less than 22.0 feet above 

101 city datum shall be attained. Thence 

102 said elevated roadbeds and tracks of the 

103 Chicago and Alton Railroad Company 

104 shall continue in a southerly and west- 

105 erly direction on an ascending gradient of 

106 about .02 per centum for a distance of 

107 about 7,500 feet to a point about on the 

108 west right of way line of the Pittsburg, 

109 Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 

110 way Company, where an elevation of not 

111 less than 23.5 feet above city datum shall 

112 be attained, and crossing at grade at said 

113 last mentioned course the proposed ele- 

114 vated roadbeds and tracks of the Union 

115 Stock "^ards and Transit Company, the 

116 Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad 

117 Company and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 

118 Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. 

119 Thence said elevated roadbeds and 

120 tracks of the said Chicago and Alton 

121 Railroad Company shall continue in a 

122 westerly direction on an ascending gradi- 



123 ent of about .025 per centum for a dis- 

124 tance of about 2,100 feet to a point about 

125 on the west line of South California ave- 

126 nue, where an elevation of not less than 

127 23.0 feet above city datum shall be at- 

128 tained. Thence said elevated roadbeds 

129 and tracks shall continue in a westerly 

130 direction and shall descend on the most 

131 suitable gradient convenient and practic- 

132 able to said railroad company to con- 

133 nect with its present roadbeds and tracks 

134 about 200 feet west of the west line of 

135 South Albany avenue. 

Paragraph 3. From a point immedi- 

2 ately under the Eighteenth Street Viaduct 

3 of the existing tracks of the Grove Street 

4 Branch of the Chicago and Alton Rail- 

5 road Company, the roadbeds and tracks 

6 of the Grove Street Branch of said rail- 

7 road company shall rise on the most 

8 suitable gradient convenient and practic- 

9 able to said railroad company, to a point 

10 where the Grove Street Branch of said 

11 railroad company crosses the west main 

12 track of the Chicago and Alton Railroad 

13 where said main track shall be elevated at 

14 not less than 15.0 feet above city datum, as 

15 hereinbefore required in Paragraph 2, 

16 Section 1, of this ordinance. 

17 Thence said Grove Street Branch shall 

18 continue in a southerly and westerly di- 

19 rection on a descending gradient of 

20 about 2.0 per centum for a distance of 

21 about 250 feet as measured along the 

22 roadbed and tracks of said company, to 

23 a connection with the present roadbeds 

24 and tracks in Grove street, at an eleva- 

25 tion of not less than ten (10) feet above 

26 city datum. Thence said roadbeds and 

27 tracks of the Grove Street Branch of the 

28 Chicago and Alton Railroad shall con- 

29 tinue in a southerly direction on their 

30 present roadbed and tracks for a dis- 

31 tance of about 1,380 feet to a point about 

32 200 feet northeast of the east line of But- 

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of not less than 10.6 feet above city 
datum shall be attained. Thence said 
roadbeds and tracks shall continue in a 
southerly and westerly direction on a 
descending: gradient of about 0.30 per 

39 centum for a distance of about 200 feet, 

40 where an elevation of not less than 10.1 

41 feet above city datum shall be attained. 

42 Thence said roadbeds and tracks shall 

43 continue in a westerly and southerly di- 

44 rection on an ascending- gradient of about 

45 0.4 in a distance of about 650 feet to a 

46 point about on the west line of Wallace 

47 street produced, where an elevation of 

48 not less than 10.5 feet above city datum 

49 shall be attained. Thence said roadbeds 

50 and tracks shall continue in a westerly 

51 and southerly direction on an ascend 

52 ing gradient of about 1.36 per centum 

53 for a distance of about 850 feet to a 
point about 250 feet east of the east 
line of South Halsted street, where 
an elevation of not less than 22.0 
feet above city datum shall be at- 
tained. Thence said elevated roadbeds 
and tracks shall continue on a level grade 
for a distance of about 370 feet to a point 
about 50 feet west of the west line of 
South Halsted street, where an elevation 

63 of not less than 22.0 feet above city datum 

64 shall be attained. 

64 Thence said elevated roadbeds and side 

65 tracks of said Chicago and Alton Rail- 

66 road Company shall continue southerly 

67 and westerly on any gradient convenient 

68 and practicable to said railroad company, 

69 provided that said side tracks are ele- 

70 vated at all intersecting streets at a 

71 height equal to that established for the 

72 main tracks of said company, as specified 

73 in Section 1, Paragraph 2, of this ordi- 

74 nance. 

Paragraph 4. From the most desirable 

2 on the existing roadbeds and tracks, at 

3 or near the bridge of the Illinois and 

4 Michigan Canal, the roadbeds and tracks 



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of the Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Company, the Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Railroad Company and the Pittsburg, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 
way Company shall rise on the most suit- 
able gradient convenient and practicable 
to said railroad companies, to a point 
about on the north line of West Thirty- 
fifth street, where an elevation of not 
less than 23.5 feet above city datum shall 
be attained; and crossing at grade in 
said last mentioned course the proposed 
elevated roadbed and tracks of the Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad; thence said 
elevated roadbed and tracks of said rail- 
road company shall continue in a south- 
erly and easterly direction and on a level 
grade for a distance of about 3,100 feet 
to a point about on the east line of West- 
ern Avenue boulevard, where an eleva- 
tion of not less than 23.5 feet above city 
datum shall be attained; thence said ele- 
vated roadbeds and tracks shall continue 
in a southerly and easterly direction, and 
snail descend on the most suitable 
gradient convenient and practicable to 
said railroad companies to a connection 
with their present roadbeds and tracks. 

Paragraph 5. The railroad companies 
named in this ordinance are hereby au- 
thorized to make such connection with, 
and such changes in the position and 
alignment of their respective main and 
side tracks and switch connections on the 
elevated roadbeds and tracks of any or 
all of them, as may be desirable, in order 
to carry out the provisions of this ordi- 
nance. 

Paragraph 6. Permission* and author- 
ity is hereby given to the Chicago and 
Alton Railroad Company to elevate the 
"Y" tracks of its main line where the 
same connects with the tracks of the 
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago 
Railroad south of the railroad bridge 
across the South Branch of the Chicago 



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9 River in Stewart avenue ; and to make 

10 such changes in their location as said 

11 company may deem necessary in order to 

12 carry out the provisions of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 7. Permission and author- 

2 ity are hereby given to the Chicago and 

3 Alton Railroad Company, Pittsburg, Cin- 

4 cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 

5 Company, the Chicago Terminal Transfer 

6 Company, and the Union Stock Yards 

7 and Transit Company to elevate their 

8 "Y" tracks and connections, where the 

9 same are located at or near the crossing 

10 of the Chicago and Alton Railroad near 

11 Campbell avenue, and to make such 

12 changes in the location as said companies 

13 may deem necessary in order to carry out 

14 the provisions of this ordinance. 

Paragraph 8. All elevation of railroad 

'2 tracks mentioned in this ordinance shall 

3 refer to the top of rail. 

Section 2. The embankment or em- 

2 bankments on which said elevated road- 

3 beds shall be constructed within the 

4 aforesaid limits, shall be composed of 

5 sand, clay, gravel, loam, broken stone 
% and whatever else may compose the sur- 

7 plus material excavated from the subways 

8 and from the foundation pits and trenches 

9 along the line of said work. The side 

10 slopes and lateral dimensions of said em- 

11 bankments will be fixed and determined 

12 by the natural angle of repose of the 

13 materials of which said embankments 

14 may be constructed, but whenever it may 

15 become necessary for the purpose of 

16 keeping said embankments entirely within 

17 the lines of the right of ways of said 

18 companies, such portion of said embank 

19 ments at all such points, shall be kept 

20 within said right of way lines, or they 

21 shall be confined between retaining walls 

22 of stone or brick masonry; provided, 

23 however, that whenever said retaining 

24 walls are of sufficient height to properly 



25 protect said right of way and to prevent 

26 trespassing thereon, then said retaining 

27 walls as aforesaid shall be surmounted 

28 with a suitable fence or railing, but 

29 whenever said retaining walls are not 

30 used at all the right of ways of said com- 

31 panies shall be fenced in, or otherwise 

32 properly enclosed, in compliance with the 

33 present ordinances of the City of Chicago 

34 relating t© the fencing of railroad tracks. 

Section 3. The said elevated tracks 

2 shall be carried across all intersecting 

3 streets, avenues and alleys which by the 

4 terms of this ordinance are to be provided 

5 with subways, on suitable bridges of one, 

6 two, three or four spans, whose super- 

7 structure shall consist of iron or steel 

8 main girders, with iron or steel main 

9 floor, or ordinary track stringers ; but 

10 should the latter method be adopted, 

11 some suitable device shall be provided to 

12 prevent storm water, dirt, oil and other 

13 substances from dropping from such ele- 

14 vated structure upon the subways be- 

15 neath. The said bridges shall be sup- 

16 ported on abutments of concrete, stone 

17 or brick masonry, or on rows of iron or 

18 steel columns, braced together laterally 

19 and erected on and anchored to masonry 

20 foundations, constructed within the 

21 lines of the railroad's right of way and 

22 in curb lines of the intersecting avenues 

23 and streets. 

Section 4. Paragrap 1. Subways 

2 shall be constructed beneath the Atchi- 

3 son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Com- 

4 pany, the Chicago, Madison and Northern 

5 Railroad Company and the Chicago and 

6 Alton Railroad Company, where said 

7 tracks are intersected and crossed by 

8 Twenty-second street, Canal street, 

9 Grove street, Wallace street, South Hal- 

10 sted street, Salt street, Quarry 

11 street, Mary street, Stark street, Throop 

12 street, Farrell street, Bonfield street, 

13 South Loomis street, Fuller street, 



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14 Church street, Lock street, and South 

15 Ashland ayenue. 

16 Provided, That when the tracks of the 

17 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 

18 Company, the Chicago, Madison and 

19 Northern Railroad Company and the 

20 Chicago and Alton Railroad Company 

21 shall be elevated and a subway constructed 

22 thereunder at the intersection of said 

23 tracks with South Halsted street, sub- 

24 stantially as required by the terms and 

25 conditions of this ordinance, the condi- 

26 tions, requirements and obligations im- 
posed upon said Chicago, Madison and 
Northern Railroad Company by Section 
ten (10) of the ordinance granting cer- 
tain rights to that company and the Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad Company, 
passed by the City Council of the City of 

33 Chicago on the first day of .August, 18S9, 

34 and approved by the Mayor of said city 

35 on the fifth day of August, 1889, shall be 

36 thereby superseded; and provided fur- 

37 ther, that it is not intended hereby to 

38 alter or effect the legal rights or equities 

39 of the railroad companies concerned or 

40 interested in the provisions of the afore- 

41 said ordinance of August first, 1889, as 

42 between themselves. 

Paragraph 2. A subway shall be con- 

2 structed beneath the tracks of the Atchi- 

3 son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Com- 

4 pany and the Chicago, Madison and 

5 Northern Railroad Company where said 

6 tracks are intersected and crossed by 

7 Robinson street and Wood street. 

Paragraph 3. Subways shall be con- 

2 structed beneath the tracks of the Chi- 

3 cago and Alton Railroad Company where 

4 said tracks are intersected and crossed by 

5 West Thirty-first street, South Wood 

6 street, "West Thirty-third street, South 

7 Robey street, West Thirty-fourth street, 

8 South Hoyne avenue. West Thirty-fifth 

9 street, South Leavitt street (West Thirty- 
10 sixth street and Oakley avenue), Western 



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Avenue boulevard, South Western ave- 
nue, "New" South Campbell avenue,' 
South Rockwell street, South Washtenaw 
avenue and South California avenue. 

Paragraph 4. Subways shall be con- 
structed beneath the tracks of the Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway Company, the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company and the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 
pany where said tracks are intersected 
and crossed by Bross avenue, West 
Thirty-fifth street, West Thirty-sixth 
street, Archer avenue, South Western 
avenue and Western Avenue boulevard. 

Paragraph 5. A subway shall be con- 
structed beneath the "Y" tracks of the 
Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway Company and the Chicago 
and Alton Railroad Company where said 
"Y" tracks are intersected and crossed 
by "New" South Campbell avenue as it 
will be located about 82 feet farther west 

Paragraph 6. The subways mentioned 
in Section 4, Paragraph 1, of this ordi- 
nance are to be constructed jointly by the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 
Company, the Chicago, Madison and 

6 Northern Railroad Company and the 

7 Chicago and Alton Railroad Company ; 

8 and the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 

9 Railroad Company shall construct all 

10 that portion ©f said subway lying south 

11 of its north line of right of way ; and the 

12 Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 

13 Company shall construct all that portion 

14 of said subways lying between its right 

15 of way lines : and the Chicago and Alton 

16 Railroad Company shall construct the re- 

17 maining portion of said subways lying 

18 north of the south line of its right of 

19 way, and said above mentioned companies 

20 shall jointly construct the north and 

21 south approaches to the several subways 

22 mentioned in Section 4, Paragraph 1, of 

23 this ordinance. 



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Paragraph 7. The subways in Robin- 

2 son street and Wood street mentioned in 

3 Section 4, Paragraph 2, of this ordinance 

4 shall be constructed jointly by the Atchi- 

5 son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Com- 

6 pany and the Chicago, Madison and 

7 Northern Railroad Company ; and the 

8 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 

9 Company shall construct that portion and 

10 south approaches of said subway lying 

11 south of the north line of its right of 

12 way; and the Chicago, Madison and 

13 Northern Railroad Company shall con- 

14 struct the remaining portion and north 

15 approaches of said subway lying north of 

16 the south line of its right of way. 

Paragraph 8. The subways in Section 

2 4, Paragraph 4, of this ordinance are to 

3 be constructed jointly by the Pittsburg, 

4 Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 

5 way Company, the Chicago Terminal 

6 Transfer Railroad Company and the 

7 Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 

8 pany; and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 

9 Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company 

10 shall construct all that portion of said 

11 subways lying west of the east line of its 

12 right ©f way ; and the Chicago Terminal 

13 Transfer Railroad Company shall con- 

14 struct all that portion ©f said subways 

15 lying between its east and west right of 

16 way lines ; and the Union Stock Yards 

17 and Transit Company shall construct the 

18 remaining portion of said subways lying 

19 east of its west line of right of way, and 

20 said above mentioned companies shall 

21 jointly construct the north and south ap- 

22 proaches to the several subways men- 

23 tioned in Section 4, Paragraph 4 of this 

24 ordinance. 

Section 4a. The several subways and 

2 street grade crossings, hereinbefore re- 

3 ferred to in Section 4 of this ordinance, 

4 and which shall be constructed with the 

5 elevations upon which such tracks are to 

6 be placed, shall, as to their size and 



7 dimensions, locations and other details, 

8 be in accordance with the following 

9 schedule: 



Subway in Twenty-second Street, Under the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 
and Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 8.6 feet below present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 3.8 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the west 10 feet beyond the west portal 

7 of subway, and from this west portal the 

8 floor of the subway shall continue east- 

9 wardly on a level grade to the east line 

10 of McGlashe,n street. From this point 

11 the floor of the subway shall continue. 

12 eastwardly on a uniformly descending 

13 gradient of about 0.2 per centum for a 

14 distance of about 160 feet to a point 

15 aoout 10 feet west of the west portal of 

16 the proposed subway under the Chicago 

17 and Western Indiana Railroad, where 

18 the elevation of the floor of the subway 

19 at such last mentioned point shall not be 

20 less than 3.5 feet above city datum. 

21 From the west portal of the subway 

22 under the Chicago and Alton Railroad 

23 the west approach shall extend on a grade 

24 of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet for 

25 a distance of about 60 feet to a point on 

26 the line of the west curb of Canal street, 

27 where an elevation of about 5.6 feet above 

28 city datum shall be attained, thence said 

29 approach shall continue for a distance of 

30 about 110 feet on a grade of about 4 feet 

31 in 100 feet to a connection with the pres- 

32 ent surface of street east of the Grove 

33 street tracks. 

34 The north and south approaches in 

35 Canal street and the south approach in 

36 McGlashen street shall extend on a grade 

37 of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 



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38 connection with the present surface of 

39 street. 

40 Width between walls of approaches, 60 

41 feet measured from the north line of 

42 street. 

43 Width of roadway, 44 feet in subway 

44 and approaches. 



45 Width of sidewalks, 

46 way and approaches. 



feet each in sub- 



47 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

48 uniform with the roadway and about one 
49. foot above the level of the same. Two 

50 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

51 and inside thereof to support girders. 



52 Clear head room, 

53 line of subway. 



13.5 feet @n center 



Subway in Canal street, under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, 
Madison a,nd Northern Railroad and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 7.2 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the sub- 

4 way not less than 5.0 feet above city 

5 datum. This level shall extend on the 

6 south ten feet beyond the south portal of 

7 subway and on the north ten feet beyond 

8 the north portal of subway. From this 

9 level the north approach shall extend on 

10 a suitable grade to connect with the new 

11 grade in Twenty-second street, as pro- 

12 vided in this ordinance; and from the 

13 level floor of the subway the south ap- 

14 proach shall extend on a grade not t® ex- 

15 ceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 

16 with the present surface of the street. 

17 Width between walls of subway, 66 

18 feet. 



20 Width of sidewalks in subway, 11.5 

21 feet each. 



19 



Width of roadway, 43 feet. 



23 
23 
24 
25 
26 
27 
28 

29 



The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two 
lines of posts may be placed in said sub- 
way at the curb lines and inside thereof, 
and one line of posts in the center of the 
roadway to support girders. 

Clear head room, 12.5 feet. 



Subway in Grove street, under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, 
Mpdison and Northern Railroad and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. 

The depression of streets shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.1 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 10.1 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north ten feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway and on the south 

8 ten feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not less than 

11 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of streets, including 

13 the approaches of Butler street and 

14 Twenty-third street on the south. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 33 

16 feet. 

17 Width of roadway, 28 feet in subway. 

18 Width of one sidewalk on the east side 

19 in subway, 5 feet. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

21 side of subway shall be the same as they 

22 now exist. 

23 The depression of the sidewalk shall be 

24 nniform with the roadway and about one 

25 foot above the level of the same. 



26. 



Clear head room, 11 feet. 



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Subway in Wallace street, under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. 

The depression of street shall net exceed 

2 1.5 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 10.5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall extend 

6 on the north 10 feet beyond the north por- 

7 tal of subway and on the south 10 feet be- 

8 yond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 

10 a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present sur- 

12 face of street, including the approaches 

13 in Archer avenue. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 33 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 28 feet in subway. 

16 Width of one sidewalk on the east side 

17 in subway, 5 feet. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. The depression of sidewalks 

21 shall be uniform with the roadway and 

22 about one foot above the level of the same. 

23 Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Subway in South Halsted street, under the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 
and the Chicago and Alton Railroad. 
(Street, 66 feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.2 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 7.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway. From this level the north 

8 approach shall extend on a grade of not 

9 to exceed 5.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

10 tion with the present surface of street 

11 near the south end of South Halsted 



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street bridge, and on the south 10 feet 

13 bepond the s©uth portal of subway. From 

14 this level the south approach shall extend 
15 
16 
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19 

20 
21 

22 
23 
24 

25 

26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 

32 



on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 
feet to a connection with the present sur 
face of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
way. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 
of subway shall be the same as they now 
exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. Two 
lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 
' and inside thereof and one iine of posts 
in the center of the roadway to support 
girders. 

Clear head room, 13.0 feet. 



Subway in Salt street, under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad ; Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad, and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 55 
feet wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not 

2 exceed 1.6 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of the subway not less than 8.3 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 one foot in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 th© present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 33 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 28 feet in subway. 



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16 Width ©f one sidewalk on the east side 

17 in subway, 5 feet. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Subway in Quarry street, under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad; 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad, 
and the Chicago and Alton Railroad. 
(Street, 66 feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall n@t ex- 

2 ceed 2.9 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 7.0 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3 feet in 100 feet to a connection with the 

12 present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet in subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

21 be uniform with the roadway and about 

22 one foot above the level of the same. 

23 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Mary street, under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad, and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 55 
Feet Wide). 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
2 ceed 1.7 feet below the present surface of 



3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 8.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway and on the south 10 feet be 

8 yond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend 

10 on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 

11 100 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 55 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 35 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subways shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway. 

23 Clear head room, 11.0 feet. 



Subway in Stark Street, Under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago' 
Madison and Northern Railroad, and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide). 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.1 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the floor of subway 

4 not less than 8.9 feet above city datum. 

5 This level shall extend on the north 10 

6 feet beyond the north portal of subway 

7 and on the south 10 feet beyond the south 

8 portal of subway. From this level the 

9 approaches shall extend on a grade of not 

10 to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

11 tion with the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

13 Width of roadway, 40 feet in subway. 

14 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

15 subway. 

16 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

17 side of the subway shall be the same as 

18 they now exist. 



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19 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

20 uniform with the roadway and about one 

21 foot above the level of the same. 
23 Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Subway in Throop street, under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide) . 

The depression of the street shall not 

2 exceed 4.7 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of the subway not less than 7.5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway, and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. 
:23 Clear head room, 13.0 feet. 



:Subway in Farrell Street, Under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
45 Feet Wide) . 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.9 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor of 

4 subway not less than 9.5 feet above city 

5 datum. This level shall extend on the 

6 north 10 feet beyond the north portal of 



subway and*on the south 10 feet beyond 
the south portal of subway. From this 
level the approaches shall extend on a 
grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 
feet to a connection with the present 
surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 45 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 33 feet. 

Width of sidewalks, 6 feet each in sub- 
way. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. 

Clear head room, 11 feet. 



Subway in Bonfield street, under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
56 feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.8 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 9.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway, and on the south 10 feet 

8 beyond the south portal of subway. 

9 From this level the approaches shall ex- 

10 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet 

11 in 100 feet to a connection with the pres- 

12 ent surface ©f street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 56 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 36 feet. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway and about one 

23 foot above the level of the same. 

24 Clear head room 11.0 feet. 



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Subway in South Loomis street, under the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad, 
and the Chicago and Alton Railroad. 
(Street, 66 feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 3.7 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 8.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway, and on the south 10 feet 

8 beyond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend 

10 on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway, shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway, and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. 

23 Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Fuller Street, Under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.6 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the floor of the subway 

4 not less than 8.5 feet above city datum. 

5 This level shall extend on the north 10 

6 feet beyond the north portal of subway, 

7 and on the south 10 feet beyond the south 

8 portal of subway. From this level the 

9 approaches „shall extend on a grade of 

10 not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a 

11 connection with the present surface of 

12 streets, including the approach into Short 

13 street. 



14 Width between walls ©f subway, 66 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width ©f roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway, shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

22 be uniform with the roadway, and about 

23 one foot above the level of the same. 

24 Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 

25 lines and inside thereof to support gird- 

26 ers. 

27 Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in Church Street, Under the Atchi- 
son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad, and 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
59 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 1.1 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the floor of the subway not 

4 less than 9.5 feet above city datum. This 

5 level shall extend on the north 10 feet 

6 beyond the north portal of subway, and 

7 on the south 10 feet beyond the south 

8 portal of subway. From this level the 

9 approaches shall extend on a grade of not 

10 to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

11 tion with the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 59 feet. 

13 Width of roadway, 39 feet in subway. 

14 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

15 subway. 

16 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

17 side of subway shall be the same as they 

18 now exist. 

19 Clear head room, 11.0 feet. 



Subway in Lock Street, Under the Atchison 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad, and the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 



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2 ceed 2.5 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 8.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway, and on the south 10 feet 

8 beyond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 

10 a grade of not to exceed 3.0 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of the sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level Of the same. 

23 Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 



Subway in South Ashland avenue, under the 
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad, 
and the Chicago and Alton Railroad. 
(Street 66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not 

2 exceed 4.9 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less less than 7.5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this xevei the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street; including 

13 the approach into May street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 66 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 



19 Widtlu of roadway and sidewalks ou 

20 side of subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about one 

24 foot above the level of the same. Two 

25 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

26 and inside thereof, and one line of posts 

27 in the center of the roadway to support 

28 girders. 

29 Clear head room, 13.0 feet. 



Subway in Robinson Street, Under the Atch- 
ison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chi- 
cago, Madison and Northern Railroad. 
(Street 33 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not 

2 exceed 3 7 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of the subway not less than 8.8 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. From this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 33 

14 feet, 

15 Width of roadway, 25 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 4 feet each in sub- 

17 way. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks ©ut- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway, and about 

23 one foot above the level of the same. 

24 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Wood Street, Under the Atchison, 
Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad. (Street 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of the street shall not 



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1114 



2 exceed 7.5 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor ©f the subway not less than 9.2 feet 

5 above citv datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway, and on the south 

8 10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 

9 way. Prom this level the approaches 

10 shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 

11 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 

12 the present surface of street, including 

13 the approach into West Thirty-fifth 

14 street. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 66 

16 feet. 

17 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

18 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

19 subway. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

21 side of subway shall be the same as they 

22 now exist. 

23 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadway and about 

25 one foot above the level of the same. 



26 



Clear head room, 12 feet. 



27 Provided, however, that the said Atchi- 

28 son, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Com- 

29 pany and the Chicago,Madison and North- 

30 era Railroad Co. shall not be required 

31 to construct any part of this subway or 

32 to provide any opening whatever of this 

33 street across or through its proposed ele- 

34 vated embankment or structure, as re- 

35 quired by the terms of this ordinance, 

36 until such time as the land necessary for 

37 a continuous street 66 feet in width for 

38 at least one-half of a mile in length upon 

39 each side of the right of way of said rail- 

40 road companies shall have been properly 

41 dedicated or condemned for public street 

42 purposes, and said street shall have been 

43 graded or otherwise properly prepared 

44 for the general use of the public. 



Subway in West Thirty-first street, Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.3 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 8.7 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway, and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 «f subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of streets, 

13 including the approaches of Robinson 

14 street and Market Square. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 66 

16 feet. 

17 Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

18 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

19 subway. 

20 Width of roadways and sidewalks out- 

21 side of subway shall be the same as they 

22 now exist. 

23 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

24 be uniform with the roadway and about 

25 one foot above the level of the same. 

26 Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 

27 lines and inside thereof to support gird- 

28 ers. 

29 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in South Wood Street, Under the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 1.3 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the floor of the subway 

4 not less than 8.8 feet above city datum. 

5 This level shall extend on the northwest 

6 10 feet beyond the northwest portal of 

7 subway, and on the southeast 10 feet be- 

8 yond the southeast portal of subway. 

9 From this level the approaches shall ex- 
10 tend on a grade of not t© exceed 3.5 feet 



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1115 



11 in 100 feet to a connection with the 

12 present surface of streets, including the 

13 approaches in West Thirty-second street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 42 feet. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadways and sidewalks shall 

19 be the same as they now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. Two 

23 lines of pests may be placed in curb lines 

24 and inside thereot to support girders. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-third Street, Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad (West 
Thirty-third Street, 66 Feet Wide). 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 1.8 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 9.1 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 " the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of street, 

13 including the approach in South Lincoln 

14 street, as it shall be changed so as to con- 

15 form to the lines of street as hereinafter 

16 specified in Section 15 of this ordinance. 

17 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

18 Width of roadway, 42 feet in subway. 

19 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

20 subway. 

21 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

22 side of subway shall be the same as they 

23 now exist. 

24 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

25 be uniform with the roadway and about 

26 one foot above the level of the same. 



27 Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 

28 lines and inside thereof to support girders. 

29 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in South Robey Street, Under the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 2.9 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 9.2 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall -extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway, and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 

14 feet. 

15 Width of roadway, 42 feet. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 12 feet each in 

17 subway. 

18 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side of subway shall be the same as they 

20 now exist. 

21 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

22 uniform with the roadway pnd about one 

23 foot above the level of the same. Two 

24 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

25 and inside thereof to support girders. 

26 Clear headroom, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-fourth street, Under 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 0.8 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.3 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway, and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 



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1116 



[1S9S 



9 of subway. [Froin this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of street, 

13 including the approach into Lundys 

14 avenue. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 66 

16 feet. 

17 Width of roadway, 42 feet, 

18 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

19 subway. 

20 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

21 side of subway shall be the same as they 

22 now exist. Two lines of posts may be 

23 placed in curb lines and inside thereof to 

24 support girders. 

25 Clear headroom 12 feet. 



Subway in South Hoyne Avenue, Under Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad. (Avenue, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed one foot below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 9.4 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade not to 

11 exceed 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection 

12 with the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 42 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression ©f sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. Two 

23 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

24 and inside thereof to support girders. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subw-.j West Thirty-fifth Street, Under 

the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Streets 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.4 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 8.0 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway and on the south- 
S east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 
9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of streets ; 

13 including the approaches into South 

14 Hamilton avenue, as it shall be changed 

15 so as to conform to the lines of street, as 

16 hereinafter specified in Section 15 of this 

17 ordinance. 

18 Width between walls of subway. 66 feet. 

19 Width of roadway, 42 feet. 

20 Width of sidewalks. 12 feet each in 

21 subway. 

22 Width ©i roadway and sidewalks out- 

23 side of subway shall be the same as they 

24 now exist. 

25 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

26 be uniform with the roadway and about 

27 one foot above the level of the same. Two 

28 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

29 and inside thereof to support girders. 

30 Clear head room, 13.5 feet. 



Subway in South Leavitt Street, Under the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide) . 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.4 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevetion of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 9.6 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 



December 5. 



1117 



10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connec- 

12 tion with the present surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 
11 Width of roadway. 42 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks. 12 feet each in 

16 subway. 

IT Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same ae they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. Two 

23 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

24 and inside thereof to support girders. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-sixth Street. Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street. 
66 Feet Wide). 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.0 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.7 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway, and on the south- 

8 east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 

9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grade of not 

11 to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 

12 nection with the present surface of 

13 streets, including the approach into 

14 Oakley avenue. 

15 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet in each 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

20 side of subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about ©ne 

24 foot above the level of the same. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Western Avenue Boulevard, under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Boule- 
vard. 200 feet wide.) 

This subway shall be constructed of such 

2 dimensions and according to such plans as 

3 may be agreed upon between the South 

4 Park Commissioners and said Chicago and 

5 Alton Railroad Company. 



Subway in South Western Avenue, under the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Avenue, 60 
feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not exceed 

2 5.5 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.9 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the northwest 10 feet beyond the north- 

7 west portal of subway, and on the south- 
S east 10 feet beyond the southeast portal 
9 of subway. From this level the ap- 

10 proaches shall extend on a grad« of not to 

11 exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a connection 

12 with the present surface of street. 

1 3 Width between walls of subway, 60 feet. 

14 Width of roadway. 40 feet in subway. 

15 Width of sidewalks. 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks outside 

18 of subway shall be the same as they now 

19 exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. Two 

23 lines of posts maybe placed in curb lines 

24 and inside thereof to support girders. 

25 Clear head room. 12 feet. 



Subway in New South Campbell Avenue, 
Under the Main Tracks of the Chicago and 
Alton Railroad, and the " Y " Connecting 
Tracks of the Chicago and Alton Railroad 
Company and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati. 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company. 
(Avenue, 50 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 
2 ceed 4.6 feet below the present surface 



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[1898 



3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of subway not less than 10.0 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 

7 north portal of subway under the "Y" 

8 connecting- track of the Chicago and 

9 Alton Railroad Company, and on the 

10 south 10 feet beyond the south portal of 

11 subway under the ; 'Y" connecting 

12 tracks of the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chi- 

13 cago and St. Louis Railway Company. 

14 From this level the approaches shall ex- 

15 tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 

16 in 100 feet to a connection with the pro- 

17 posed new street as it shall be changed so 

18 as to conform to the lines of street as 

19 hereinafter specified in Section 15 of this 

20 ordinance. 

21 Width between walls of subway, 50 feet. 

22 Width of roadway, 38 feet. 

23 Width of sidewalks, 6 feet each. 

24 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

25 uniform with the roadway and about one 

26 foot above the level of the same. 

27 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in South Rockwell Street, Under the 
Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Street, 66 
Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.7 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.8 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway and on the south 10 feet be- 

8 yond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 

10 a grade of 3.5 feet in 100 feet to a con- 

11 nection with the present surface of street. 

12 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

13 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

14 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

15 subway. 

16 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 



17 side of subway, shall be the same as they 

18 now exist. 

19 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

20 uniform with the roadway and about one 

21 foot above the level of the same. 

22 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in South Washtenaw Avenue, Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Avenue, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.9 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.7 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway, and on the south 10 feet 

8 beyond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 

10 a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about one 

22 foot above the level of the same. Two 

23 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

24 and inside thereof to support girders. 

25 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in South California Avenue, Under 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad. (Avenue, 
66 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 4.8 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 9.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 



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1119 



7 of subway, and on the south 10 feet be 

8 yond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 

10 a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 66 feet. 

14 Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

15 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

16 subway. 

17 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

18 side of subway shall be the same as they 

19 now exist. 

20 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

21 uniform with the roadway and about 

22 one foot above the level of the same. 

23 Two lines of posts may be placed in curb 

24 lines and inside thereof to support 

25 girders. 

26 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Grade Crossing at South Albany Avenue 
over the Chicago and Alton Railroad, 
(Avenue, 66 feet wide.) 

The above named railroad company 

2 shall construct at the intersection of South 

3 Albany avenue, with the elevated road- 

4 beds and tracks on the declining grade 

5 from South California avenue to a point 

6 west of South Albany avenue across the 

7 roadbeds and tracks, a sufficient crossing 

8 of said South Albany avenue, and said 

9 company shall construct approaches from 

10 the north and south in South Albany ave- 

11 nue, upon gradients from the present sur- 

12 face of said street and not to exceed 3.5 

13 feet in 100 feet, and said crossing shall be 

14 well and sufficiently planked across said 

15 approach, and said plank crossing shall be 

16 of the full width of the roadway of South 

17 Albany avenue. Said railroad compaay 

18 shall also construct a wooden sidewalk 

19 eight (8) feet in width on each side of 

20 said avenue within the limits of said rail- 

21 road company's right of way. 



Subway in Bross avenue, under the Pittsburg, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway, 
Chicago Terminal Transfer Railroad, Union , 
Stock Yards and Transit Companies Rail- 
road. (Avenue, 80 feet wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 12 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 9.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the east 10 feet beyond the east portal of 

7 subway and on the west 10 feet beyond 

8 the west portal of subway. From this 

9 level the approaches shall extend on a 

10 grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street, including the approach 

13 in South Campbell avenue. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 50 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 38 feet in subway 

17 Width of sidewalks, 6 feet each in sub- 

18 way. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

20 side of subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about one 

24 foot above the level of the same. 



25 



Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-fifth Street, Under 
the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway, Chicago Terminal Tranfer 
Railroad, Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Company's Railroad. (Street 66 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 10.1 feet below the present surface 

3 of tracks, making the elevation of the 

4 floor of the subway not less than 8.5 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the east 10 feet beyond the east 

7 portal of subway and on the west 10 feet 

8 beyond the west portal ©f subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 
10 a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 



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[1898 



11 feet to a connection with the present 

12 surface of street, including- the approach 
'13 into New South Campbell avenue. 

14 Width between walls of subway. 66 

15 feet. 

16 "Width of roadway, 46 feet. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
IS subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

30 side of subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

23 be uniform with the roadway and about 

24 one foot above the level of the same. 

25 Clear head room. 13.5 feet. 



Subway in West Thirty-sixth Street, Under 
the Pittsburg-, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway. Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Railroad, Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Company Railroad. ( Street, 66 Feet Wide. ) 
The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 7.1 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of the subway not less than 10.0 feet 

5 above city datum. This level shall ex- 

6 tend on the east 10 feet beyond the east 

7 portrl of subway and on the west 10 feet 

8 beyond the west portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 

10 a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present sur- 

12 face of street, including the approach 

13 into New South Campbell avenue. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 66 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 46 feet in subway. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in sub- 
1S way. 

19 Winth of roadway and sidewalks out- 

20 side of subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about one 

24 foot above the level of the same. 
r.5 Clear head room. 12 feet. 



Subway in Archer Avenue, Under the Pitts- 
burg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway, Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road, Union Stock Yards and Transit Com- 
pany's Railroad. (Avenue 60 Feet Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 5.4 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 8.5 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the east 10 feet beyond the east portal of 

7 subway and on the west 10 feet beyond 

8 the west portal of subway. From this 

9 level the approaches shall extend on a 

10 grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 feet 

11 to a connection with the present surface 

12 of street. 

13 Width between walls of subway, 60 

14 feet . 

15 Width of roadway. 40 feet in subway. 

16 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in snb- 

17 way. 

IS Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

19 side ot the subway shall be the same as 

20 they now exist. 

21 The depression of the sidewalks shall 

22 be uniform with the roadway and about 

23 one foot above the level of the same. 

24 Clear head room. 13.5 feet. 



Subway in Southwestern Avenue. Under the 
Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railway; Chicago Terminal Transfer 
Railroad. Union Stock Yards and Transit 
Company's Railroad. (Avenue. 60 Feet 
Wide.) 

The depression of street shall not ex- 

2 ceed 3.4 feet below the present surface of 

3 tracks, making the elevation of the floor 

4 of subway not less than 10.0 feet above 

5 city datum. This level shall extend on 

6 the north 10 feet beyond the north portal 

7 of subway, aud on the south 10 feet 

8 beyond the south portal of subway. From 

9 this level the approaches shall extend on 

10 a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet in 100 

11 feet to a connection with the present 



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12 surface of street, including- the west ap- 

13 proach at Thirty-ninth street. 

14 Width between walls of subway, 60 

15 feet. 

16 Width of roadway, 40 feet. 

17 Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 

18 subway. 

19 Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 

20 side of subway shall be the same as they 

21 now exist. 

22 The depression of sidewalks shall be 

23 uniform with the roadway and about one 

24 foot above the level of the same. Two 

25 lines of posts may be placed in curb lines 

26 and inside thereof, and one line of posts 

27 in the center of roadway to support gird- 

28 ers. 

29 Clear head room, 12 feet. 



Subway in Western Avenue Boulevard, Un- 
der the Pittsburg-, Cinciannati, Chicago 
and St. Louis Railway, Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad and Union Stock Yards 
and Transit Company's Railroad. (Boule- 
vard, 200 Feet Wide.) 

This subway shul! be constructed of 

2 such dimensions and according to such 

plans as may be agreed upon between the 

4 South Park Commissioners and the above 

5 mentioned railroad companies. 

Section 4b. The grade of all the 

2 streets that intersect the approaches to 

3 subways described in Section 4 of this or- 

4 dinance shall be depressed^ so as to con- 

5 form to the grade of the approaches into 

6 such subways. 

Section 4c. In the several subways 

2 mentioned in this ordinance there shall 

3 be constructed a vertical curve where the 

4 head of approaches connects with the 

5 present grade of street, and said vertical 

6 curve shall extend not less than 20 feet 

7 each side ©f said intersection of grades, 
S and the middle ordinate of the vertical 

9 curve shall be equal to one-half of the 



10 difference between the elevation of the 

11 points on said intersecting grades. 

Section 5. All such excavations shall 

p2 be made in the streets, as may be re- 

3 quired for the depression of such sub- 

4 ways and the approaches thereto. But the 

5 depressed portion of the streets shall be 

6 restored to serviceable condition for the 

7 use of the public as soon as practicable, 
■8 and all water pipes, conduits, sewers and 
9 other similar substructures belonging to 

10 the city that may be disturbed by such 

11 excavations, or required to be moved or 

12 deflected from the position in which they 

13 are found, shall be replaced, or suitable 

14 expedients and arrangements shall be de- 

15 vised and previded to restore them as 

16 "ruHy as may be to their former state of 

17 usefulness, but the gradients of the sewers 

18 shall not be reduced in any event. All 

19 such work shall be done by the respective 

20 railroad companies, as indicated in Sec- 

21 tion 4a, at their sole expense, and under 

22 the immediate supervision and to the sat- 

23 isifaction of the Commissioner of Public 

24 Works of the City of Chicago. And if 

25 in the construction of any of said sub- 

26 ways or approaches it shall become neces- 

27 sary to disturb, remove ©r destroy any 

28 pipes, conduits, wires or other property 

29 belonging to any private corporation or 

30 individual, all of the cost and expense 

31 thereof and all damages thereto shall be 

32 borne and assumed by the City of Chicago, 

33 and the said city will, by condemnation, 

34 purchase or otherwise secure to said rail- 

35 way company the free and uninterrupted 

36 right to prosecute its work, and will save 

37 the said railway company harmless from 

38 any and all claims, demands and suits 

39 arising therefrom, and all damages which 

40 may be recovered therefor. 

Section 6. The grade of all the streets 

2 and alleys in which any subways are to be 

3 built, in accordance with the provisions 

4 of this ordinance, or where streets shall 



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5 be depressed in accordance with, the pro- 

6 visions of this ordinance along the line of 

7 the several subways, shall be and the 

8 same are hereby changed so as to conform 

9 to the grades of said subways as they 

10 shall be depressed and constructed pur- 

11 suant to the provisions of this ordinance. 

Sectiox 7. Provision shall be made 

2 for the drainage of the several depressed 

3 subways provided for in this ordinance by 

4 the construction of receiving basins prop- 

5 erly located in or immediately adjacent 

6 to said subways, which said receiving 

7 basins shall be connected with and dis- 

8 charge their contents into the adjacent 

9 city sewers. In case the lowest point of 

10 the surface of any of said subways shall 

11 be below the grade of the adjacent sewers 

12 some other adequate means of drainage 

13 satisf actery to the Commissioner of Public 

14 Works must be devised and provided by 

15 said railroad companies at their expense. 

Section 8, Paragraph 1. The subways 

2 and approaches thereto so to be con- 

3 structed by said companies in said streets 

4 and avenues aforesaid, shall all conform 

5 to the following structural requirements, 

6 viz. : The roadways shall be paved with 

7 a course of vitrified brick of standard 

8 quality, laid at right angles with the curb 

9 lines and set upon a solid foundation of 

10 hydraulic cement concrete of not less 

11 than six (6) inches thick or deep when 

12 solidly tamped in place and otherwise 

13 finished and properly crowned ready for 

14 the brick wearing surface, between which, 

15 and the concrete, there shall be interposed 

16 a layer of screened sand not less than one- 

17 half inch thick. The curb shall be of 

18 sound, hard limestone of standard dimen- 

19 sions and finish, and the sidewalks in sub- 

20 ways shall be finished and paved with 

21 Portland cement concrete of standard 

22 quality and workmanship, and the curb- 

23 ing and roadway paving shall be made, 

24 finished and put in permanent place in 



25 accordance with the requirements oi the 

26 Department of Public Works of the City 

27 of Chicago. The approaches of subways 

28 shall be excavated to the grade established 

29 by this ordinance, and shall be in all 

30 other respects restored as near as may be 

31 to their condition before being so exca- 

32 vated. 

Paragraph 2. As to the streets in this 

2 section mentioned, which are already 

3 paved or provided with sidewalks, such 

4 paving and sidewalks shall be restored 

5 with the present material, when the same 

6 is in good condition, by said railroad 

7 company or companies, except that said 
S railroad company or companies are not 
9 required to restore any part of the paving 

10 of approaches or subways which it may 

11 be the duty of any street railway company 

12 or other ceporation, itself to restore under 

13 existing laws and ordinances. 

Paragraph 3. Said company or com- 

2 panies shall pave the entire length and 

3 width of the roadway in sach portions of 

4 the subways as are required to be con- 

5 structed by said company or companies 

6 as is mentioned in this ordinance, except 

7 that such company or companies shall 
S not be required to pave any part of the 
9 subways to be occupied by or adjacent to 

10 street railwa.v tracks, which, by reason of 

11 existing laws or ordinances, it will be the 

12 duty of any street railway company or 

13 other corporation itself to pave. 

Paragraph 4. Any street railway coni- 

2 pany occupying any of the streets in the 

3 City of Chicago, crossed by said elevated 

4 railway or either of said companies, shall, 

5 when as the grade of such street shall be- 

6 changed, as in this ordinance provided, a t 

7 its own expense, without claim for dam- 

8 ages, conform the grade of its track or 

9 tracks to the said change of grade of said 

10 street, and nothing in this ordinance 

11 shall operate or be held to relieve such 

12 street railway companies from any liabil- 



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13 ity now existing, however created, to pave 

14 or bear the expense of paving such streets 

15 between or on either side of the rails of 

16 its said tracks in the manner and form 

17 as now required. 



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Paragraph 5. jNothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be so construed as 
to require the said railway companies or 
any of them to assume or pay any direct, 
incidental or consequential damages to 
adjacent property or business caused by 
the passage and enforcement of this ordi- 
nance, or by the excavation, depression 
or change of grade made in any of the 
public avenues, streets or alleys, or by 
the elevation of the tracks of any of said 
railway companies as herein required to 
be elevated, or to defend any suit or suits 
which may be brought against any party 
or parties for the recovery of any such 
damages, be it understood, and the City 
of Chicago hereby agrees that all such 
damages, if any there shall be, shall be 
adjusted and paid by the City of Chicago, 
and said city will and hereby agrees to 
assume the defense of any and all suits 
brought for the recovery of all such al- 
leged damages intervening therein, if 
necessary for the purpose, and will wholly 
relieve said railway companies from de- 
fending the same, and hereby assumes 
and agrees to pay all judgments recovered 
against any of said railway companies 
therein. The above stipulations in this 
paragraph are, however, upon the condi- 
tion precedent that, in case any suit be 
brought against any of said companies, 
said companies will, before the last day 
to plead therein, give notice in writing of 
such suit and of such service to the 
Mayor and the Corporation Counsel of 
said city, for the purpose of enabling 
such defense to be made by the city. 

Section 9. All the work hereinbefore 
in this ordinance required to be done by 
said company or companies, upon or in 



4 connection with the public avenues and 

5 streets of the city, shall be done and per- 

6 formed under the superintendence and 

7 subject to the inspection and approval of 

8 the Commissioner of Public Works of 

9 said city. At least ten (10) days prior to 

10 the commencement of any part of such 

11 work the plans and specifications therefor 

12 shall be submitted to said Commissioner 

13 of Public Works for his examination, 

14 and if found to be in accordance with the 

15 provisions of this ordinance, in so far as 

16 this ordinance contains specific provi- 

17 sions, and in the absence of such specific 

18 provisions if they shall be satisfactory to 

19 the Commissioner of Public Works in 

20 regard to matters and details which by 

21 this ordinance are left to his discretion 

22 and judgment, such plans shall be ap- 

23 proved by him, and after such approval 

24 all ©f the work outlined and included 

25 therein shall be constructed in strict con- 

26 formity therewith. 

Section 10. Permission and authority 

2 are hereby given to said companies, when- 

3 ever the same shall be necessary in the 

4 presecution of the work which they are 

5 herein authorized or required to perform, 

6 to obstruct temporarily any public street, 

7 avenue or alley to such extent, and for 

8 such length of time as may be approved 

9 by the Commissioner of Public Works, 

10 and they are also hereby authorized, 

11 whenever the same shall be necessary, to 

12 erect and maintain temporary structures 

13 and false work in any of said streets and 

14 avenues during the construction of their 

15 said elevated railway tracks, subject to 

16 like approval of the Commissioner of 

17 Public Works. 

Section 11. When the said railroads, 

2 in Section 1 of this ordinance mentioned, 

3 shall have elevated their respective tracks 

4 in accordance with this ordinance, so 

5 that the same shall be ready for use, then 

6 and thereupon all provisions of tbe ordi- 



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7 nances of the City of Chicago relating to 

8 the speed of railway trains, the length of 

9 trains, the number of cars to constitute a 

10 train, and the maintenance of gates, flag- 

11 men, watchmen, signals and signal tow- 

12 ers, and the ringing of bells, shall cease 

13 to be applicable to said railroads; pro- 

14 vided, however, that this ordinance is 

15 not to be construed as a waiver or surren- 

16 der by the City ©f Chicago of any of its 

17 police powers or of the right at any time 

18 hereafter to pass necessary and reason- 

19 able police ordinances in relation to the 

20 matters last above enumerated. After 

21 such elevation, it shall be unlawful for 

22 any person or persons, save employes of 

23 said companies, or either of them, in the 

24 discharge of their duties, to enter @r be 

25 upon or to walk along or across the said 

26 elevated structure or railway at any place. 

27 If any person shall willfully trespass 

28 upon said elevated roadway, such person 

29 and all others aiding, abetting or assisting 

30 therein shall be liable to a fine Of not less 

31 than five dollars, nor more than one hun- 

32 dred dollars for each and every offense. 

Section 12. Said railway company or 

2 companies mentioned in this ordinance 

3 shall at least ten days prior to the com- 
mencement of any part or parts of said 

5 work submit to the Commissioner of 

6 Public Works, for his approval, complete 

7 plans and specifications of said part or 

8 parts of said proposed work, for the pur- 

9 pose of ascertaining whether the same 

10 are in strict compliance with the provi- 

11 sions of this ordinance; and after the 

12 approval of all such plans and speeifica- 

13 tions by the Commissioner of Public 

14 Works, all of said work shall be 

15 constructed in strict accordance there- 

16 with, and to the entire satisfaction of the 

17 Commissioner of Public Works, and not 

18 otherwise, except as herein otherwise 

19 provided. 

Section 13. The railway companies 



2 mentioned in Section 1 of this ordinance, 

3 and which are required to elevate their 

4 tracks, shall commence the work of such 

5 elevation on or before the first day of 

6 July, 1900; provided, this ordinance has 

7 been accepted by the said .railway com- 

8 panies hereby required to elevate their 

9 tracks, and after such work has been 

10 commenced the same shall be prosecuted 

11 continuously and with all practicable 

12 diligence, and shall be fully and finally 

13 completed on or before the thirty-first 

14 day of December, 1903, unless prevented 

15 by strikes or riots or restrained by in- 

16 junction or other order or process of a 

17 court of competent jurisdiction; the time 

18 during which said railway companies 

19 shall be so prevented, as aforesaid, shall 

20 be added to the time hereby given for the 

21 completion of said work ; provided, said 

22 railway companies give notice to the 

23 Corporation Counsel of the City of Chi- 

24 cago of the institution of said legal pr©- 

25 ceedings. The City of Chicago shall 

26 thereupon have the right to intervene in 

27 any suit or proceeding brought by any 

28 person or persons seeking to enjoin or 

29 restrain, or in any manner nterfere with 

30 the prosecution of said work, and move 

31 for a dissolution of such injunction and 

32 restraining order, and for any other 

33 proper order in such suit. 

34 And it is further distinctly understood 

35 and agreed that if said railway companies , 

36 or either of them, shall be delayed in the 

37 prosecution of said work required to be 

38 cJone under the provisions of this ordi- 

39 nance, by reason of the obstruction of 

40 pipes, conduits, wires ©r other property 

41 of private corporations or individuals, as 

42 mentioned in Section 5 of this ordinance, 

43 or by reason of any delay on the part of 

44 the City of Chicago, or of any of its 

45 officers in performing the duties imposed 

46 upon the city and its officers by this ordi- 

47 nance in respect to the work herein re- 

48 quired to be done by said railway com- 



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49 ponies, respectively, then and in that case 

50 the time which said railway companies or 

51 either of them shall be so delayed, shall 

52 be added to the three years from July, 

53 1900, during- which said companies are 

54 required by the terms of this ordinance 

55 to complete said work. 

Section 14. Each of the companies 

2 required by this ordinance to elevate its 

3 tracks shall do its portion of the work in 

4 accordance with the terms hereof in apt 

5 and proper time, so as not to interfere 

6 with the proper and orderly prosecution 

7 of such work as a whole. Should either 

8 of the companies mentioned in Section 1 

9 of this ordinance fail or neglect so to 

10 prosecute its work the Commissioner of 

11 Public Works of the City of Chicago 

12 shall have and is hereby given the right, 

13 power and authority to give ten (10) 

14 days' notice in writing to said delinquent 

15 company to prosecute its work. If such 

16 company shall fail or neglect to comply 

17 with said notice, the Commissioner of 

18 Public Works may take charge of and 

19 cause such work to be done, and the ex- 

20 pense thereof shall thereupon be paid by 

21 such delinquent company. 

Section 15. In consideration of the 

2 r ghts and privileges hereby granted to 

3 the Chicago and Alton Railroad Com- 

4 pany and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chi- 

5 cago and St. Louis Railway Company, 

6 said railroad companies shall, on or be- 

7 fore the commencement of the elevation 

8 of the tracks as herein provided, procure 

9 and dedicate for the purpose of public 

10 streets, the following described property, 

11 to-wit : 

12 The Chicago and Alton Railroad Com- 

13 pany shall dedicate, for the purpose of a 

14 public street, all that part of Lots 

15 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 and 32 of 

16 Herriek Steven's Subdivision of east 

17 half (E. y 2 ) of Block 5, Canal Trus- 

18 tees' Subdivision of east half (E. %) of 



19 Section 31, Township 39 North, Range 

20 14, East of the Third (3d) Principal 

21 Meridian, lying south of and adjoining a 

22 straight line drawn from a point in the 

23 west line of South Lincoln street to a 

24 point of intersection with the north line 

25 of West Thirty-third street, sixty-six 

26 (66) feet northwesterly of and at a right 

27 angle with and parallel to the northwest- 

28 erly.line of the Chicago and Alton Rail- 

29 read Company's right of way. 

30 All that part of Lots 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 

31 24, 25, 26 and 27 of Block 13, of S. J. 

32 Walker's Subdivision of the northwest 

33 quarter (N. W. *£) of Section 31, Town- 

34 ship 39 North, Range 14, East of the 

35 Third (3d) Principal Meridan, south 

36 of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 

37 lying south of and adjoining a 

38 straight line drawn from a point 

39 in the west line of South Ham- 

40 ilton avenue to a point of intersection 

41 with the north line of West Thirty-fifth 

42 street, sixty-six (66) feet northwesterly 

43 of and at a right angle with and parallel 

44 to the northwesterly line of the Chicago 

45 and Alton Railroad Company's right of 

46 way ; also the west thirty-four (34) feet 

47 of Sub-Lots 31 to 40, inclusive, of Albert 

48 Wisner's Subdivision of original Lots 

49 35 to 40, inclusive, in the original "Town 

50 of Brighton" in the southeast quarter (S. 

51 E. i^), Section 36, Township 39 North, 

52 Range 13, East of the Third (3d) Prin- 

53 eipal Meridan. 

54 The Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and 

55 St. Louis Railway Company shall dedi- 

56 cate the following strips of land, to-wit: 

57 The south fifty (50) feet of the east 

58 ninety-two and eight-tenths (92.8) feet of 

59 original Lot 46; the west fifty (50) feet 

60 of the east one hundred forty-two and 

61 eight-tenths (142.8) feet of original Lots 

62 43 and 46 ; the west thirty-four (34) feet 

63 of Sub-Lot 1, in the Subdivision of 

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65 of land off of the east side of original 

66 Lots 22 and 27) ; the west thirty (30) feet 

67 of Sub-Lots 59 to 82, inclusive, in the 

68 Subdivision of original Lots 1 to 20; all 

69 of and in the original " Town of 

70 Brighton," in the southeast quarter (S. 

71 E. %) of Section 36, Township 39 North, 

72 Range 13,East of the Third (3d) Principal 

73 Meridian; also the west fifty (50) feet of 

74 the east one hundred and thirty-two (132) 

75 feet of Blocks 36, 37 and that part of 

76 Block 38 south of alley in said Block 38 ; 

77 also the fifty (50) feet north of alley in 

78 said Block 38, lying within the east and 

79 west line of the fifty (50) feet proposed 

80 opening in the south part thereof pro- 

81 duced north to Bross avenue; all of and 

82 in S. J. Walker's Subdivision and that 

83 part south of the Illinois and Michigan 

84 Canal of the east half (E. %) of the 

85 northeast quarter (N. E. }£) of Section 

86 36, Township 39 North, Range 13, East of 

87 the Third (3rd) Principal Meridian. 

88 In consideration of the benefits accru- 

89 ing to the City of Chicago by the opening 

90 and dedication of a street fifty feet in 

91 width, as herein proposed, for public use, 

92 that so much of such part of South 

93 Campbell avenue as lies between the 

94 south line of Thirty-sixth street and the 

95 north line ©f said "new" street be and the 

96 same is hereby vacated. 

97 In case said Chicago and Alton Rail- 

98 road Company and the Pittsburg, Cin- 

99 cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 

100 Company shall be unable to purchase 

101 said property, or any part thereof de- 

102 scribed in this section, at a price deemed 

103 by said railroad companies to be reason- 

104 able, then the same shall be condemned 

105 by the City of Chicago for street pur- 

106 poses and the compensation and damages 

107 awarded in such proceedings, including 

108 court costs and all other expenses of 

109 litigation that may be incurred in such 

110 condemnation proceedings, shall be paid 



111 by the Chicago and Alton Railroad Com- 

112 pany and the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chi- 

113 cago and St. Louis Railway Company in 

114 proportion to their interests as the same 

115 may appear, and said companies shall 

116 have the right to take part in said con- 

117 demnation proceedings in behalf of the 

118 city by counsel especially employed by it, 

119 and shall have the right to have all wit- 

120 nesses that it may name called to testify 

121 in said condemnation proceedings. 

Section 16. In consideration of the 

2 acceptance of this ordinance by the sev- 

3 eral railway companies mentioned in this 

4 ordinance, it is hereby agreed that if the 

5 City of Chicago shall at any time here- 

6 after open and extend any street or 

7 streets, avenue, alley or public way across 

8 the right of way and lands of said com- 

9 pany, such crossing shall be made by sub- 

10 way only, and no claim for compensation 

11 on account of land taken for right of way 

12 of such street or streets, avenue or alley 

13 or public way, will be made by said rail- 

14 way company, and such waiver of com- 

15 pensation shall attach to and run with 

16 such land in the hands of any grantee or 

17 grantees of such railway company, but 

18 the sole cost and expense of the construc- 

19 tion of such subway or subways and of 

20 such bridge or bridges as may be neces- 

21 sary to carry all the tracks on said com- 

22 pany's lands and right of way, and over 

23 such highways, shall be borne and paid 

24 by the City of Chicago without expense 

25 to said railway company mentioned in 

26 this ordinance, and in no case shall any 

27 such bridge or bridges or such subway or 

28 subways so to be built be inferior in any 

29 respect to the bridges and subways to be 

30 built by the railway company across the 

31 streets provided for in this ordinance. 

32 Such bridges shall conform to the gen- 

33 eral plan of the bridges provided for in 

34 this ordinance, except as to such changes 

35 in the details thereof as may be agreed 

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Chicago and the Chief Engineer of said 
railway company; hut in all other re- 
spects such crossings shall be constructed 
in accordance with the provisions thereof 
in respect to streets named in this ordi- 
nance. The work of such construction 
shall be done by the railway company, 
and the amount to be paid by the city for 
such work and construction shall not ex- 
ceed the actual and reasonable cost 
thereof. Said bridges, respectively, shall 
support all the tracks of said company 
then existing and in use across the lines 
©f the proposed street or streets at the 
time of the construction of such subway 
across such right of way of said company ; 
but said railway company shall not be 
required to do any work towards the con- 
struction of any such subway or subways 
until the cost thereof, as may be esti- 
mated by the City Engineer and Chief 
Engineer of said railway company, shall 
have been first paid over to said railway 
company, or deposited in some responsible 
bank for its benefit, and to be paid over 
to it at once upon the completion of said 
work. 

Section 17. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage, ap- 
proval and publication ; provided, how- 
ever, this ordinance shall be null and 
void unless each and every one of said 
companies which are by this ordinance 
permitted and required to elevate their 
railroad tracks shall, through their au- 
thorized officers, file with the Mayor of 
the City of Chicago, within sixty days 
from the passage and approval by the 
Mayor of this ordinance, agreement or 
agreements, duly executed, whereby said 
railway companies shall undertake to do 
and perform all the matters and things 
required of them, respectively, by this 
ordinance. After the filing of said agree- 
ment or agreements by said companies, 
and not before, this ordinance shall not 
be materially modified or amended with- 



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affected by any proposed modification, 
unless said company or companies shall 
be in default in the performance of the 
several matters and things required by 
this ordinance and undertaken to be done 
by such agreement. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Novak, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on ordinance turning over control 
of Holstein Park to the West Park Commis- 
sioners, deferred and published October 17, 
1898, page 791. 

Aid. Novak moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mang- 
ier, Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch. 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 63. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the West Chicago Park Com- 
missioners to take charge of, control and 
improve "Holstein Park," in the City of 
Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. Whereas, The General As- 
sembly of the State of Illinois has passed an 
act entitled u An act to enable park commis- 
sioners having control of parks to take regu- 
late, control and improve parks now under 
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towns," approved and in force April 11th, 
1885; and, 

Whereas, Said "Holstein Park" lies 
wholly within the district or territory the 
property of which is taxable for the mainte- 
nance of the parks under the control of the 
West Chicago Park Commissioners; and, 

Whereas, Also, the consent in writing of 
the owners of a majority of the frontage of 
the lots and lands abutting on said "Holstein 
Park" has been filed with the Clerk of the 
City of Chicago. 

Now, therefore, consent is hereby given and 
granted to said West Chicago Park Commis- 
sioners to take, regulate, control and improve 
said "Holstein Park," in the City of Chicago, 
in the manner and form provided in said act 
of the General Assembly; provided, how- 
ever, that nothing in this ordinance contained 
shall be construed as a waiver or relinquish- 
ment on the part of the said City of Chicago 
of any of its rights or powers in relation to 
the laying of water pipes and the bmlding 
and repairing of sewers that may extend 
through said "Holstein Park." 

Section 2. Said West Chicago Park Com- 
missioners shall accept the provisions herein 
within thirty days after the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, otherwise this ordi- 
nance shall be null and void. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claims of John C. Rossowand 
Adolph F. Kramer for refund of licenses, 
deferred and published Nov. 28, 1898, page 
1020. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 



Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Bren- 
nan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mang- 
ier, Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirseh, Griffith, Cannon, Sehlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Bernhardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 63. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to refund to 
John C. Rossow the sum of $20.49, which, 
through an error in the report ®f the Police 
Department, he overpaid on the second 
period saloon license; also to refund to 
Adolph F. Kramer 125.00, which he paid for 
a real estate license. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance ©n the claim of C. F. Kimball & Co- 
lor judgment, deferred and published Nov. 
28, 1898, page 1021. 

Aid. Powers moved t© concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown Mangier, 
Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirseh, Griffith, Cannon, Sehlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward) , Math— 62. 

Nays — Walsh— 1 . 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgment to be entered against the 
City of Chicago in favor of C. F. Kimball & 
Co. in the sum of $332.67, in settlement of 
their claim against the city, upon condition 
that a quit-claim to the city be taken at the 
time said judgment is entered. 



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The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report @f the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of the Ravenswood 
Athletic Field, deferred and published No- 
vember 28, 1898, page 1021 of proceedings. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan,. Con- 
Ion, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kirnbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor. Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 63. 
Kays — W alsh — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
his requisition upon the Comptroller in the 
sum of 133.00, for inspection fee collected 
from the Ravenswood Athletic Field, and 
this will be his order for so doing. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Edward Warnecke 
for refund of water tax, deferred and pub- 
lished Nov. 28, 1898, page 1021. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Conn®r,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Smul- 
ski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Pow- 
ers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, 
Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, Nelson, 



Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (31th ward), 
Math— 62. 
Kays — W al sh — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a requisition in favor ot Ed- 
ward Warnecke, in the sum of $132.50, for 
money collected by the Water Department 
on account of vacant premises, as recom- 
mended by the Commissioner; and the 
Comptroller is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee ©n 
Finance on the claim of E. C. Hardt for pay- 
ment of badges, deferred and published Nov. 
28, 1898, page 1021. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Martin, Murphy. Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Novak, Hurt. Cullerton, 
Biewer, Miller, Colson, Francis, Neagle, 
Little, Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, 
Smulski, Kunz, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, Mangier, 
Herrman, Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Walker, Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, 
Kimbell, Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
lnerney, Carey, Reichardt, Boyd, Badenoch, 
Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math— 62. 

Nays — Walsh— 1. 

The following is the order as pasesd: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
E. C. Hardt the sum of ninety-three dollars 
and fifty cents ($93.50) ; the same to be pay- 
ment in full for Jubilee badges furnished the 
City Council October 17th, 1895, and charge 
the same to contingency. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned. 




Citv Clerk 



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JOHN t. HIGQIN8 PRINT 186-8 8. OLARK STREET, CHICAGO, 



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CITY COUNCIL, 

CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, Deeember 12, 1898, 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, December 15, 1898. 



Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, Ailing:, 
Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, Connor, 
O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward) , Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf , Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigan@, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward) 
and Math. 

Absent— Aid. Martin, Duddleston, Colson 
andHaberkorn. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Ballenberg moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting, held -December 5, 1898, 
be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correction 
for the week ending December 12, 1898, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication submitting a request 
from the League of American Municipalities, 
asking the City of Chicago to join the 
League which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
following communication : 

Office of the 
Counsel to the Corporation, 
December 12, 1898. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Advance copies of the special ordinances 



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which have been compiled, edited and pub- 
lished under my supervision in conformity 
with and in pursuance of your resolution of 
May 25, 1896, have been laid upon your desks. 
The volume is the companion of Volume 1, 
denominated "The Revised Code of Chicago," 
and embraces all the special ordinances of 
Chicago which have been passed prior, to 
August 1, 1898, and also includes all ordi- 
nances appearing to have any present force 
in territory heretofore annexed to the City of 
Chicago, but passed by the respective munici- 
pal authorities having jurisdiction over any 
such territory prior to such annexation. 
Respectfully, 

Chas. S. Thornton, 
Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Math moved that the books be ac- 
cepted with thanks. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following invita- 
tion : 
To the Members of the City Council of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— A meeting of the citizens of 
the North Division of Chicago will take 
place at the Turner Hall, Clark street, Tues- 
day, the 13th inst., at 8 P. M. The object of 
this meeting is to discuss the ordinances re- 
lating to the renewal of the street car fran- 
chises now pending before your Honorable 
Body. 

The measures under consideration are of 
such importance to the welfare of the peo- 
ple that we consider it proper and expedient 
to secure the attendance of our representa- 
tives. 

The question of protecting the interests of 
the public in future grants of street car 
franchises is of deep moment to the public- 
it should be of equal interest to the chosen 
representatives of the people— the aldermen. 

We therefore invite you to be present at 
this meeting so that you may learn the views, 
grievances and desires of your constituents. 
Very respectfully. 
The Committee on Arrangements, 
By Julius Goldzier, 

Chairman. 

Which was accepted and placed on file. 

The Clerk presented the claims of W. A. 
Meri^old & Co. f©r special assessment rebate, 



and Delia Dahm for personal injuries, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO, 

Frontage consents in favor of the Illinois 
Traction Company for tracks on Anthony 
avenue, 87th street and Houston avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Commissioner of Public 
Works for verification. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a copy of its proceedings, as follows: 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

December 1st, 1898. 

Present- Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 
Absent— Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

The following vouchers were presented and 
approved for payment, viz. : 

Warrant 21405. C. M. Netterstrom, 

60th street % 299 89 

Warrant 21221. A. J. McBean & 

Co. , Ada street 79 04 

Warrant 21223. A. J. McBean & 

Co., Laflin street 170. 35 

Warrant 21222. A. J. McBean & 

Co. , Elizabeth street 79 01 

Warrant 21185. J. B. Smith & Co., 

North 44th avenue 204 78 

Warrant 21422. Assyrian Asphalt 

Company, South Park avenue 1,705 02 

Warrant 21498. Assyrian Asphalt 

Company, St. Louis avenue 382 29 

Warrant 21431. Assyrian Asphalt 

Company, Prairie avenue 350 16 

Warrant 23337. Assyrian Asphalt 

Company, Monroe avenue 2,000 00 

Warrant 23337. Assyrian Asphalt 

Company, Monroe avenue 2,000 00 

Warrant 23337. Assyrian Asphalt 

Company, Monroe avenue 1,900 00 

Warrant 23337. Assyrian Asphalt 

Company, Monroe avenue 2,000 00 

Warrant 19266. A. Jaicks, West 

Ohio street 622 74 

Warrant 21428. Garden City Pav- 
l ing Company, Indiana avenue. . . . 443 74 



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Warrant 21828. James Bairstow & 
Bro., Irving Park boulevard $ 3,437 32 

Warrant 23232. M. J. Healy, sewers 120 00 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 



BOARD OP LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

December 2d, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent— Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

The following- vouchers were presented 
and approved for payment, viz. : 

Warrant 23370. McDonough & 
O'Brien, sewers $1,334 50 

Warrant 23371. G. W. Barry,drains 1,946 34 

Warrant 23512. John Hitt, drains.. 66 40 

Warrant 21906. Dennis Cleary, 

drains 39 19 

Warrant 22258. Dennis Cleary, 

drain s 350 00 

Warrant 23251. Dennis Cleary, 

dr ains 70 00 

Warrant 21333. Dennis Cleary. 

draill s 140 00 

Warrant 23259. Dennis Cleary, 

drains '.. 280 00 

Warrant 23259. Dennis Cleary, 

drains 315 00 

Warrant 23265. Dennis Cleary, 

drains 140 00 

Warrant 23331. Dennis Cleary, 

drains.. _ 14o 00 

Warrant 23331. Dennis Cleary, 

drains 385 00 

Warrant 23185. Dennis Cleary, 

drains 70 00 

Warrant 23186. Dennis Cleary, 

drains 280 00 

Warrant 22162. "Dennis Cleary, 

drains ' 70 00 

Warrant 23512. Permit Fund, Sewer 

Department 70 42 

Warrant 22371. Permit Fund, Sewer 

Department 1 ? 103 00 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OP LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO, 

December 3d, 1898. 
Present — Messrs. McGann, Davidson, 
Doherty, Ericson and Sheahan. 
Absent— None! 

The following streets were advertised for 
water supply pipes, viz. : 

1. Warrant 23531. In Aldine avenue, 
from Sheridan road to 895 feet east of Evans- 
ton avenue. 

2. Warrant 23591. In East court, from 
Belmont avenue to 290 feet south thereof. 

3. Warrant 23592. In Wrightwood ave- 
nue, from Perry street to Bosworth avenne. 

4. Warrant 23594. In Fullerton avenue, 
from 100 feet west of North 40th avenue to 
North 48th avenue. 

5. Warrant 23592. In North 45th avenue, 
from North avenue to Grand avenue. 

6. Warrant 23589. In South 51st court, 
from Fulton street to Park avenue. 

7. Warrant 23590. In Lexington street, 
from Lawndale avenue to 299 feet west 
thereof. 

8. Warrant 23608. In 74th street, from 
Railroad avenue to 70 feet east of Coles ave- 
nue. 

9. Warrant 23600. In 62d street, from 
Lawndale avenue to Hamlin avenue, and in 
Hamlin avenue, from 62d street to 140 feet 
south of 62d street. 

COUNCIL ORDERS. 

Council orders for sundry improvements 
were referred to the appropriate heads of 
bureaus for report, viz. : 

SUPERINTENDENT OP STREETS. 

Paving alley south of Center street, be- 
tween Osgood street Sheffield and avenue. 

Paving (asphalt) Follansbee street, from 
Humboldt boulevard to Catalpa court. 

Paving Maxwell street, from Johnson street 
to Blue Island avenue. 

Six-foot cement sidewalk on West Ravens- 
wood Park, from Wilson avenue to Lawrence 
avenue. 

Five-foot cement sidewalk on Follansbee 
street, from Humboldt street to Catalpa 
court. 

Sidewalk on both sides of 51st street, from 
Grand boulevard to State street. 

Opening 80th street, from Ontario avenue to 
Lake Michigan. 



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Opening Madison court, from Jackson Park 
terrace to 66th street. 

Opening Washtenaw avenue, from Park 
avenue to Lake street. 

CITY ELECTRICIAN, 

Lamp posts on Duncan Park, from Prince- 
ton avenue to Stewart avenue. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Streets, the Secretary was in- 
structed to cancel the c©sts of an assessment 
for stone sidewalk on the south side of Lake 
street, between Ann and Canal streets, on 
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, Block 29, Carpenter's 
Addition to Chicago, because of the owner 
relaying without cost to the city the inter- 
section at the southeast corner of Lake and 
May streets, which was built by the city and 
was below grade. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tended of Streets, the Secretary was in- 
structed to request the Law Department not 
to ask for the confirmation ©f the assessment 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 53rd 
street, from State street t© South Park ave- 
nue, Docket 23120, so far as Lot 18, Block 2 
(Ex. Str.), Blaine's Subdivision of S. %% 
acres of the east 20 acres N. W. J£, S. W. J£, 
Section 10, 38, 14, is concerned. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Streets, the Secretary was in- 
structed to request the Law Department to 
postpone confirmation of the assessment for 
a six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 35th 
street, from Halsted street to Morgan street, 
Docket 23113, until further notice from him. 
This is on account of the matter of boule- 
varding 35th street being under consideration. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Sewers, the proposal of Ed Con- 
nor to remove an abandoned water pipe in 
Brewer avenue was placed on file. 

The matter of claim of William Hilliard 
for drains in Kimbell avenue was again 
brought up and discussed and again referred 
to the Superintendent of Sewers for further 
investigation and report. 

A communication from Wm. F. Healy, 
asking for an extension of time in which to 
complete his contract for sewer in 45th avenue, 
from Wilson avenue to Avondale avenue, 
was read, and on motion, the extension 
granted. 

A communication from D. S. Hayes com- 
plaining of the condition of Church court 



and Rundall place in the Eighteenth Ward, 
was referred to the Superintendent of Streets 
for report. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Streets, the . following resolution 
was adopted: 

Resolved, That the following local improve- 
ment be made and adhered to, pursuant 
to prior resolutions heretofore passed by the 
Board of Local Improvements for the same, 
viz: 

Paving (brick) Carpenter street, from 
Madison street to Kinzie street. 

On the recommendation of the City Engi- 
neer, the following resolution was adopted: 

Resolved, That the following local improve- 
ments be made and adhered to, pursuant to 
prior resolutions heretofore passed by the 
Board of Local Improvements for the same, 
viz : 

Water supply pipe in north side of Cen- 
tral boulevard, from North Central Park ave- 
nue to North Spaulding avenue. 

Water supply pipe in north side of Cen- 
tral boulevard, from North Kedzie avenue to 
North Albany avenue. 

Water supply pipe in south side of Central 
boulevard, from North Kedzie avenue to 
North Albany avenue. 

Water supply pipe in North Kedzie avenue, 
from seventy feet north of Augusta street 
to West Division street. 

Water supply pipes in south, east and north 
sides of Sacramento square, from North 
Whipple street to Central boulevard. 

On tne report of the Superintendent ©f 
Streets, the following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved, That the following local improve- 
ments be made and adhered to, pursuant to 
prior resolutions heretofore passed by the 
Board of Local Improvements for the same, 
viz. : 

Paving (cedar) first east and west alley 
north of 39th street, between Cottage Grove 
avenue and Ellis avenue. 

Paving (brick) Charles place, from Frank- 
lin street to 5th avenue. 

Paving (cedar) Elias court, from Archer 
avenue to Lyman street. 

Paving (brick) North 40th avenue, from 
Lake street to 162 feet south of Kinzie street. 

Paving (asphalt) Sacramento avenue, fr@m 
Augusta street to Division street. 



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Paving (cedar) West 39th street, from 
Western avenue to Archer avenue. 

Paving (macadam) Bryn Mawr avenue, 
from Ashland avenue to East Ravenswood 
Park. 

Paving (macadam) Edgewater avenue, 
from Ashland avenue to East Ravenswood 
Park. 

Paving (macadam) Catalpa avenue, from 
Ashland avenue to East Ravenswood Park. 

Paving (macadam) Paulina street, from 
Brysi Mawr avenue to Catalpa avenue. 

Paving (macadam) East Ravenswood Park, 
from Bryn Mawr avenue to Catalpa avenue. 

Paving (granite top macadam) Leavitt 
street, from Sunnyside avenue to Wilson 
avenue. 

On the recommendation of the Superintend- 
ent of Streets, the Secretary was instructed 
to prepare an ordinance establishing sidewalk 
space on Waterloo court, from Wellington 
street to the end of Waterloo court, at the 
<jurb line in accordance with an order of 
Council for the same. 

On the recommendation of the Superinten- 
dent of Streets, the Engineer was instructed 
to prepare estimates for sundry improve- 
ments, viz. : 

Paving (brick; alley between Robey street, 
Hoyne avenue, Park avenue anrl Washington 
boulevard. 

Paving (brick) Central Park avenue, from 
Lake street to C. & N. W. R. R. 

Paving (brick) Carpenter street, from Kin- 
zie street to Huron street. 

Paving (macadam) Estes avenue, from El- 
wood avenue to Sheridan road. 

Paving (granite) Fulton street, from Des- 
plaiues street to Halsted street. 

Paving ( ) 47th street, from Hal- 
sted street to State street. 

Paving (brick) 48th street, from Halsted 
street to Wood street. 

Paving (brick) 49th place, from Halsted 
street to Morgan street. 

Paving (cr. granite) 54th street, from In 
diana avenue to South Park avenue. 

Paving (asphalt) Gladys avenue, from 
Western avenue to Stanley terrace. 

Paving (brick) Halsted street, from Fuller- 
ton avenue to Clark street. 



Paving (cedar) John's place, from Halsted 
street to C, B. & Q. R. R. 

Paving (macadam) Laflin street, from 21st 
street to 22d street. 

Paving (macadam) Loomis street, from 21st 
street to 22d street. 

Paving (granite top macadam) Leavitt 
street, from Wilson avenue to Montrose ave- 
nue. 

Paving (brick) Lincoln avenue from Fuller- 
ton avenue to Diversey boulevard. 

Paving (asphalt) Ontario street, trom St. 
Clair street to 594 feet east. 

Paving (brick) Ohio street, from Clark 
street to Wells street. 

Paving (brick) Robey street, from Roscoe 
boulevard to Lincoln avenue. 

Paving (asphalt) Sedgwick street, from 
Division street to North avenue. 

Paving (macadam) Seeley avenue, from 
Grant place to Clay street. 

Paving 32nd street, from Wentworth avenue 
to L. S. & M. S. R. R. 

Paving (macadam) Vincennes road, from 
86th place to 103d street. 

Paving (brick) Ashland avenue, from 
Edgewater avenue to Carmen avenue. 

Paving (brick) Edgewater avenue, from 
Clark street to Ashland avenue. 

Paving (brick) Paulina street, from Bryn 
Mawr avenue to Catalpa avenue. 

Paving (brick) East Ravenswood Park, 
from Catalpa avenue to Bryn Mawr avenue, 

Paving (brick) Bryn Mawr avenue, from 
East Ravenswood Park to Clark street. 

Paving (brick) Edgewater terrace, from 
East Ravenswood Park to Ashland avenue. 

Paving: (brick) Catalpa avenue, from East 
Ravenswood Park to Ashland avenue. 

Opening Center avenue, from Lumber 
street to Archer avenue. 

Opening Kinzie street, from Central Park 
avenue to Hamlin avenue. 

Opening Princeton avenue, from West 46th 
street to West 46th place. 

Sewer in Elizabeth street, from 67th street 
to 68th street. 

On the recommendation of the City Engi- 
neer, an estimate was ordered prepared for a 
water supply pipe in North 42nd court, from 
North avenue to Hirsch street. 



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On the recommendation of the Superinten- 
dent of Streets, the following petitions and 
Council orders were placed on file, viz. : 

Paving: (cedar) Archer avenue, from Clark 
street to Halsted street. 

Paving- (brick, repeal) Desplaines street, 
from Kinzie street to Ohio street. 

Paving (cedar) Desplaines street, from 
Kinzie street to Grand avenue. 

Paving Union street, from Brie street to 
Milwaukee avenue. 

Paving- (repeal) Sawyer avenue, from Kin- 
zie street to Chicago avenue. 

Paving (asphalt) 31st street, from State 
street to Emerald avenue. 

On motion, the bid of M. J. LaBounty & 
Co. for drains, opened November 30th, was 
rejected because ©f their having no drain 
license. 

On motion, the contracts for drains on 
bids opened November 30tb, were awarded t@ 
the lowest formal bidder in each case, viz. : 

1. Warrant 23528. In North 41st court, 
from Montrose boulevard to Irving Park 
boulevard, to G. W. Barry. 

2. Warrant 23536. In North 42nd court, 
from Berteau avenue to Montrose avenue, 
to G. W. Barry. 

3. Warrant 23539. In North 44th avenue, 
from Wilson avenue to Avondale avenue, to 
Simon Ryan. 

4. Warrant 23596. In Ridgeway avenue, 
from West Wrightwood avenue to West 
Fullerton avenue, to Philip Quinn. 

5. Warrant 23597. In Halsted street, from 
117th place to 118th street, to Thomas D. Joy. 

6. Warrant 23598. In South place, from 
Magnolia avenue to Evanston avenue, to 
Simon Ryan. 

7. Warrant 23599. In South Robey street, 
from Archer avenue to 35th street, to Th©mas 
D. Joy. 

8. Warrant 23605. In Thomas street, 
from North 42nd avenue to North 46th av- 
enue, to Philip Quinn. 

On mation, the contracts for sewers on bids 
opened November 30th were awarded to the 
lowest formal bidder in each case, viz. : 

1. Warrant 23534. A connected system of 
sewers in Butler street, from West 99th street 
to the first alley north ©f West 103rd street ; 
and in West 102nd street and in West 102nd 



place, from Butler street to the first alley 
west of South Canal street, to P. J. McNulty. 
2. Warrant 23604. A connected system of 
sewers in West Chicago avenue, from North 
48th avenue to North 52nd avenue ; in North 
51st avenue, from Augusta street to a point 
290 feet north of West Ontario street; in 
North 51st court, from Augusta street to a 
point 310 feet south of West Huron street; 
and in the east side of North 52nd avenue, 
from Augusta street to a point 218 feet north 
of West Ontario street, to M. J. Healy. 

1. Warrant 23603. In North 46th avenue, 
from West Montrose avenue to West Wilson 
avenue, to Thomas Burke. 

2. Warrant 23588. In North 46th court, 
from West Montrose avenue to West Wilson 
avenue, to Thomas Burke. 

3. Warrant 23602. In South Homan ave- 
nue, from West 26th street to West 30th 
street, to Thomas Burke. 

4. Warrant 23601. In Lexington street, 
from South Lawndale avenue to a point 280 
feet west thereof, to M. J. Healy. 

5. Warrant 23606. In West 111th place, 
from Wentworth avenue to Perry avenue, to 
Thomas Burke. 

On motion, the contract for curbing and 
paving, with asphalt, Vernon avenue, from 
40th street to the right-of-way of the U. S. 
Y. & T. R. R., bids for which were opened 
November 30th, was awarded to the lowest 
formal bidder, the Bermudez Asphalt Paving 
Company. 

The following bills and vouchers were pre- 
sented, and, on motion, each was approved 
for payment, viz. : 
Warrant22260. Dennis Cleary, catch 

basins $ 210 00 

Warrant 22260. Dennis Cleary, catch 

basins 350 00 

James H. Farrell, services as Com- 
missioner, Docket 149789 25 00 

Heaton Owsley, services as Com- 
missioner, Docket 149 T89 25 00 

Robert H. Bulkley, services as Com- 
missioner, Docket 149789 25 00 

Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict, 
order 376, No. 8 machine, Street 

Department 94 50 

Wyckoff, Seamans & Benedict, 
Order 2000, No. 8 machine, Board 
of Local Improvements 94 50 



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Burnhaui & Moore, team 
driver i'or October 



and 



19 00 



Kirch mer, Meckel & Co., Orders 
10515, 12031, 7898. . , 43 00 

Clerk County Court, copies of rolls 
and filing petitions 179 75 

Amberg File & Index Co., Order 
11784 , 33 50 

Geo. Hornstein & Co., Order 12220, 
Special Assessment, Law Depart- 
ment 8 10 

Frederick Post Co., Orders 10084, 
12219, 12326 88 

Cameron, Am berg & Co., Orders 
11919, 12119, 12212. 70 90 

Peter Ward, horse board, Sept. 16 
to Nov. 15 36 00 

James Fraser, horse board, Sept. 
16 to Nov. 15 36 00 

F. M. Finsthwait, horse board, 
Sept. 16 to Nov. 15 36 00 

J. J. McGrath, horse board, Sept. 
16 to Nov. 15 36 00 

Metropolitan "West Side Elevated 
Railroad, city employe tickets 17 17 

North Side Electric Street Rail- 
way Co., city employe tickets 17 17 

Chicago Electric Transit Co., city 
employe ticket 35 75 

Lake Street Elevated Railroad, city 
employe tickets 24 81 

South Chicago City Railway Co., 
city employe tickets 13 66 

North Chicago Street Railway Co., 
city employe tickets 203 86 

West Chicago Street Railroad Co., 

city employe tickets 251 02 

Chicago City Railway Co., city em- 
ploye tickets 250 24 

F. C. Wood, expert services. Cal- 
endar 61, County Court 160 00 

F. C. Wood, expert services, Cal- 
endar 62, County Court 190 00 

F. C. Wood, expert services, Calen- 
dar 13, Circuit Court , . . 45 00 

Warrant 23587. Frederick F Ayer 



et al., land damages. 



5,379 80 



Sackley & Peterson presented their claim 
for the balance due them for work done on 
Atlantic street. On motion, and in accord- 
ance with instructions from the Law De- 



partment, the Secretary was instructed to 
issue a voucher to satisfy said claim. 

On motion, the following resolutions for 
sundry improvements were adopted and the 
time and place fixed for a public hearing on 
the same for December 21st at 3 o'clock, in 
Room 400, City Hall, viz. : 

Resolved, By tke Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
the west side of South Sacramento avenue, 
from West 43rd street to West 44th street ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $202.30. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
west side of North Springfield avenue, from 
West Belle Plaine avenue to West Irving 
Park boulevard; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being 1229.77. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898. at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz..- That 
water service pipes be laid in South 45th ave- 
nue, from West Harrison street to Lexington 
street; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$566.72. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration there- 
of. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That 
water service pipes be laid in West Fullerton 
avenue, from Humboldt boulevard to North 
40th avenue; the estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, made by the City Engineer, 



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being $5,968.86. And that Wednesday, the 
21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., 
in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
andplace for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That 
water service pipes be laid in South Clare- 
mont avenue, from 33rd street to 35th street ; 
the estimate of the cost of such, improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,895.77. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State ©f Illinois,as follows, viz : That six-inch 
drains be laid from each of the lots or parcels 
of land abutting on South Winchester ave- 
nue, from West 93rd street to West 94th 
street; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$443.90. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration there- 
of. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That six- 
inch drains be laid from each of the lots or 
parcels of land abutting on 69th place, from 
Madison avenue to Stony Island avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, beinar $1,094.40. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That six- 
inch drains be laid from each of the lots or 
parcels of land abutting on West 115th street, 
from State street to Wentworth avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,380.60. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 
400 City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 



Resolved, By the Board ©f Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That six- 
inch drains be laid from each lot or parcel of 
land abutting on Lee avenue, from North Al- 
bany avenue to North California avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,273.80. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That six- 
inch drains be laid from each of the lots or 
parcels of land abutting on North Francisco 
avenue, from West Belmont avenue to the 
right-of-way ©f the Chicago & Northwestern 
Railway ; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$482.50. And that Wednesday, the 21st day of 
December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed ©n the 
east side of North 48th avenue, from 
West Sunnyside avenue to West Lawrence 
avenue; the estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, made by the City Engineer, be- 
ing $236.30. And that Wednesday, the 21st 
day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., 
in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a 
local improvement be made in the City of 
Chicago, State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : 
That a six-foot plank sidewalk be con- 
structed on both sides of West 57th 
street, from State street to Went- 
worth avenue; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $240.48. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 



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ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
twelve-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
the west side of Front avenue, from 
Kensington avenue to 116th street; the 
estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, 
being 1308.85. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M.; in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides, of Grand avenue, from North 
49th avenue to North 51st avenue ; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $257.38. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of North Lawndale avenue, from West 
Cornelia street to West Addison street ; the es- 
timate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $387.26. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P.M., in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Central Park avenue, . 
from West Fullerton avenue to Diver- 
sey street; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $712.47. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 



provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Aberdeen street, from 
West 63rd street t© West 69th street; the 
estimate of the cost ©f such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,117.94. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3" o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Albany avenue, from 
West Lake street to West 12th street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $7,270.65. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of 
December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That an 
eight-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Ashland avenue, from 
West 12th street to West 13th street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,424.25. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz : That an 
eight-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Ashland avenue, from 
Hastings street to West 18th street; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $5,488.64. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400. City 
Hali, be-fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that' a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows viz, : That an 
eight-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Ashland avenue, from 



December 12,J 



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West 18th street to West 22nd street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $5,042.80. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Avondale avenue, from North 
Kedzie avenue to North 40th avenue: the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being 11,736.13. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of L@cal Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
east side of North California avenue, from 
West Dunning street to West Fullerton ave- 
nue; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$123.28. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicage, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidew T alK be constructed on the 
east side of South Campbell avenue,from West 
16th street to West 18th street; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $176.12. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Ashland avenue, from 
Addison street to Cornelia street, the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $1,107.00. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 



in 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Byron street, from North 
California avenue to Humboldt boulevard, 
the estimate of the cost of such improve- 
ment, made by the City Engineer, being 
$1,572.19. And that Wednesday, the 21st 
day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., 
at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Byron street, from North 
California avenue to Humboldt boulevard, 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $501.20. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 189S, at 3 o'clock, P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
the east side of North Carpenter street, from 
West Kinzie street to the first alley north of 
West Kinzie street, the etimate of the cost of 
such improvemeat, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $151.80. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
the east side of Central street, from Farwell 
avenue to Touhy avenue, the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $1,290.10. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 189S, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 



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Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of' Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
seven-foot cement sidewalk be constructed 
on the east side of South Center avenue, from 
West Van Buren street to West Madison 
street; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$642.72. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Dearborn street, from 35th 
street to 37th street; the estimate ©f the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $1,525.81. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of South Hoyne avenue, from 
34th street to 36th street ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $937.80. -And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
five-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Hoyne court, from West 
North avenue to Alice place ; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $425.25. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day ©f December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P M., at Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 



fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
©n both sides of South Jefferson street, from 
West 20th street to West 22d street; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $1,253.88. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
south side of West Kinzie street, from North 
42d avenue to the right of way of the Belt 
Railway of Chicago; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $512.94. And that Wednesday,, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 45th street, from South 
Ashland avenue to South Wood street ; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $798.70. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State ©f Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Avers avenue, from 
Grand avenue to West North avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,077.12. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Berlin street, from North 
Leavitt street to North Western avenne; the 



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[1S98 



estimate of the cost of such improvement 
made by the City Engineer, being $797.60. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Berlin street, from North Tal- 
man avenue to North California avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $327.67. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ment ;of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago- 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Carroll avenue, from North 
Central Park avenue to North Homan avenue : 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $416.46. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Carroll avenue, from North Ada 
street to North Carpenter street ; the esti- 
mate ©f the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $3,614.60. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois,, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Carpenter street, from 
West Lake street to West Kinzie street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,104.32. 
And that Wednesday, the 2lst day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 



City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. • That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Central Park boulevard, from 
West Division street to Armitage avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,062.27. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof; 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Central Park avenue, 
from Armitage avenue to West Fullerton 
avenue ; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$1,258.95. And that Wednesday, the 21st 
day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., 
at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Christianna avenue, from West 
Ohio street to West Chicago avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $871.65. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898. at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Chicago avenue, from 
North 46th avenue to North 52nd avenue; the 
estimate ©f the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $,7,056.75. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P, M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place tor the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 



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merits of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Carmen avenue, from Southport 
avenue to Evanston avenue; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $2,118.00. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 8 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of L©cal Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Bryn Mawr avenue, from North 
Clark street to Evanston avenue; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $2,933.80. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day ©f December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City ©f Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That an 
eight-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Cleveland avenue, from Gar- 
field avenue to Clybourn avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $8,057.40. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board ®f Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
twelve-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Commercial avenue, from 91st 
street to 95th street; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $476.34. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 



both sides of Commercial avenue, from 
95th street to 104th street ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $1,164.24. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Cornell avenue, from 69th 
street to 71st street; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $488.25. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West Congress street, from South 
Robey street to South Leavitt street; the 
estimate of the cost ©f such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,920. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of 
December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Crystal street, from North 42nd ave- 
nue to North 44th avenue ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer,being$647.13. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Curtis street, from West 
Lake street to Grand avenue; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $3,095.57. And that 



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Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Dale court, from West 22nd 
street to the southern terminus of Dale court ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $265.42. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 



Ived, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of West 24th street, from Blue 
Island avenue to South Western avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $768.00. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of 37th place, from Sonth Spauld- 
ing avenue to a point 300 feet west of the 
west line of South Spaulding avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $160.48. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hail, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 37th place, from South 
Albany avenue to a point 298 feet west of the 
west line of South Kedzie avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $386.10. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'cleck P. M., in Room 400, I 



City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicag®, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicag©, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
fourfeen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on the south side of 33d place, from Auburn 
street to South Morgan street; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $318.60. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : Thai a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
south side of 33d street, from South Morgan 
street to Auburn street; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $173.43. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Winona street, from Lincoln 
avenue to North Western avenue ; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $406.98. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Washington avenue, from 91st 
street to 93d street; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $437.92. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the pub 
lie consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 



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ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago. 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 37th place, from South 
St. Louis avenue to South Homan avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $419.43. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 21st street, from South 
Kedzie avenue to South St. Louis ave- 
nue; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $1,000.23. And that Wednesday, 
-the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of L@cal Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as fellows, viz. : That a 
six-'foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
west side of Vincennes road, from 87th 
street to 91st street, the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $197.64. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day ©f December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board ©f Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of West 20th street, from 
South Western avenue t© South Robey street ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1 ,210.22. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 



six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
the north side of West 12th street, from 
South 46th avenue t© South 48th ave- 
nue; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $441.87. And -that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, by the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago. 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 76th street, from South 
Halsted street to the first alley east; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $109.80. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of 71st place, from Stony Island 
avenue to the right of way of the Illinois 
Central Railroad; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $126.50. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 13th street, from South Central 
Park avenue to Douglas boulevard ; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
bv the City Engineer, beiog$622.15. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Dickens avenue, from North 



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California avenue to Humboldt boulevard; 
tbe estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $373.00. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hail, be fixeel f@r the time and place for 
the public considei*ation thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Dobson avenue, from 90th street to 
93rd street ; the estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, made by the City Engineer, 
being $816.94. And that Wednesday, the 
21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. 
M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of West 18th place, from South 
Robey street to South Western avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,150.20. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State ©f Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of West 18th place, from South 
Ashland avenue to a point 200 feet west of 
the west line of South Wood street; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $532.80. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board ©f Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That an 
eight-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Fairfield avenue, from 
West 16th street to West 18th street; -the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $588.50. 



And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Fulton street, from North California 
avenue to North Homan avenue; the estimate 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $6,297.00. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Fulton street, from North 44th ave- 
nue to North 46th avenue; the estimate @f 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $359.04. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December. 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and plact for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of South May street, from West 67th 
street to West 75th street; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $2,834.18. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
teen-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
the east side of North State street, from Kin- 
zie street to a point 196 feet south of Kinzie 
street; the estimate of the cost at such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, be- 
ing $2,873.28. And that Wednesday, the 21st 
day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 



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and place for the public consideration there- 
of. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constrncted on 
both sides of North Talman avenue, from 
Milwaukee avenue to WestFullerton avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improve- 
ment, made, by the City Engineer, being 
1546.78. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
©f December, A. D. 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., 
at Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the Cifcy of Chicago, 
State ©f Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Throop street, from West 99th 
street to West 100th place ; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $318.24. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the pub- 
' lie consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of North Trumbull avenue, from West 
Chicago avonue to West Huron street ; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being 11,334.88. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, A. D. 1898, at 3> o'clock P. M., at 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as fellows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Stony Island avenue, from 72nd 
street to 73rd street; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $235.00. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, A. D. 1898, at 
3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall,' be 



fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments ©f the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 17th street, from South West- 
ern avenue to South Campbell avenue; the es- 
timate ©f the cost of such improvement,made 
by the City Engineer, being $416.00. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 
3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
north side of 77th street, from Stony Island 
avenue to Adams avenue ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $259.05. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 
3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public ' 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West Fullerton avenue, from Hum- 
boldt boulevard to North 40th avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,093.52. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of South 40th avenue, from West 12th 
street to West 16th street ; the estimate of the 
cost ©f such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $341,02. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve 



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ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago,, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk b3 constructed on both 
sides of South 40th avenue, from West Har- 
rison street to West 12th street; the estimate 
©f the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being §1,105.68. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of 41st avenue, from West Madison 
street to West Kinzie street; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $2,926.80. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400. City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved. By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments ©f the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of South 42nd avenue, from West Mad- 
ison street to West Lake street: the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being §2,632.32. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st clay of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the pub- 
lic consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That, a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of North 43rd court, from West Mont- 
rose avenue to Elstou avenue; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $799. 26. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 189S, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the pub- 
lic consideration thereof. 

Resolved. By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
imprevement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 



six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North 44th avenue, from West 
Lawrence avenue to West Leland avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $339.90. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of 44th avenue, from West Mont- 
rose avenue to West Leland avenue; the esti- 
mate of the cost ©f such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being §1, 144.10. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898. at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North 45th avenue, from West 
Irving Park boulevard to the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway ; the'estimate of the 
cost of such improvement made by the City 
Engineer, being $661.32 And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North 47th court, from West 
Lawrence avenue to West Sunnyside avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being 8789.69. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, LS9S, at 3 o'clock, P. M., in Room 400 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 50th street, from South Centre 
avenue to South Ashland avenue; the esti- 



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mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being- $1,018.71. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be in the City of Chicago, State of 
Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a six-foot 
plank sidewalk be constructed on both sides 
of West 52nd street, from S®uth Halsted 
street to South Centre avenue; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $1,262.58. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall] 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 57th street, from Wentworth 
avenue to 5th avenue; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $152.90. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Grand avenue, from Monticello ave- 
nue to North 40th avenue; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $934.85. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall] 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a l©cal im- 
provement be made in the City ©f Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That* a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Harding avenue, from 
West 14th street to Ogden avenue; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $7,200.03. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 



1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides .of North Harding avenue, from 
West Chicago avenue to West Kinzie street; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement] 
made by the City Engineer, being $3,243 00. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M.. in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
bothsides-of South Hermitage avenue, from 
West 68th street to West 70th street; the' 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $628.98. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1893, at 3 o'clock P. M., in R@om 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of South Hoyne avenue, from 
West 16th street to Blue Island avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,426.08. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Jefferson avenue, from 91st street 
to the north line of the right-of-way of the 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad ; the 
estimated cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $969.68. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., at Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 



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Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk he constructed on both 
sides of South Kedzie avenue, from West 
22nd street to West 28th street ; the estimated 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being 1241.61. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P.M.,in Boom 100, City Hall, be fixed 
for the time and place for the public consid- 
eration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of North Kedzie avenue, from West 
Wellington street to West Belmont avenue : 
the estitimate of the cost of such improve- 
ment, made by the City Engineer, being 
1325.60. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
of December, 1898, at 8 o'clock P. M.,in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Kensington avenue, from Michigan 
avenue to Prairie avenue; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer being $536.91. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P.M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed 
for the time and place for the public consid- 
eration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Lawndale avenue, from 
West School street to West Cornelia street; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $781.91. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P.M., in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 



State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
@n both sides of South Leavitt street, from 
Blue Island avenue to the south line of the 
right-of-way of the C, B. & Q. R. R. ; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $3,801.65. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Lincoln street, from Win- 
nemac avenue to Lawrence avenue; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $1,074.81. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P.M., in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
the north side of Maple street, from 
North Clark street to La Salle avenue ; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement , 
made by the City Engineer, being $155.00 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Ha 1, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: -That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South May street, from West 
58th street to West 63rd street ; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $361.76. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 



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on both sides of South Morgan street, from 
West 16th street to West 32nd street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $3,000.54. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Norwood Park avenue, from 
Evergreen street to North 64th avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,208.96. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicaaro, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of West 19th street, from South 
Western avenue to South Robey street ; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,443.20. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in R@om 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City @f Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City ©f Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. • That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of West 19th street, from South 
Kedzie avenue to Southwestern avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,451.60. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Ogden avenue, from South 
Albany avenue to South Springfield avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,267.18. 



And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public considerati©n thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Paxton avenue, from 134th 
street to 137th street ; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $1,554.40. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Princeton avenue, from West 
44th place to West 47th street ; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $2,698.74. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Randolph street, from 
South 42d avenue to South 46th avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,023.40. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Ridgeway avenue, from 
West North avenue to Potomac avenue; the 
estimate of the Cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $987.03. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898. at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 



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Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that' a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicag-o, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Seipp avenue, from 69th street 
to 71st street; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being- $641.20. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 4 0, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicag-o, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicag-o, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Shields avenus, from West 43d 
street to West 45th street ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being- $430.32. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Superior avenue, from 134th 
street to 136th street; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $258.06. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hail, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve : 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South St. Louis avenue, from 
Colorado avenue to West Harrison street; 
the estimate of the cost of such- improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $257.04. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., im Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 



six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West Sunnyside avenue, from 
North 45th avenue to North 4Sth avenue.; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $837.54. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. ; That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Springfield avenue, from 
West Chicago avenue to West North avenue ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $3,238.95. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a loca) im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of State street, from 65th street to 75th 
street; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$1,890.75. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot' cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West Superior street, from North 
California avenue to North Western avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $5,246.21. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 16th street, from South West- 
ern avenue to South California avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,311.12. 



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[1898 



And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1S9S, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board Local of Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of West 17th street, from South 
Western avenue to South. Robey street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,057.76. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 17th street, from South Wash- 
tenaw avenue to South Rockwell street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $484.00. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereef. 

Resolved, By the Board ©f Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 72nd street, from South 
Ashland avenue to South Halsted street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,922.81. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hail, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of West 79th street, from South Halsted 
street to the right-of-way of the C, R. I. & 
P. R. R. ; the estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, made by the City Engineer, 
being $470.40. And that Wednesday, the 21 st 
day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 



Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot cement sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of 74th street, from Greenwood avenue 
to Lexington avenue; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $365.30. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of 'Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Talman avenue, from 
West Lake street to the right-of-way of the 
C & K W. R. R. ; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $2,152.44. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Throop street; from Garfield 
boulevard to West 59th street ; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $912.78. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a loeal 
improvement be i.iade in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Throop street, from West 69th 
street to West 71st street; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $623.37. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Trumbull avenue, from 



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West Huron street to West Kinzie street; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $755.30. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Trumbull avenue, from 
West 26th street to the south line of the 
right-of-way of the C. B. & Q. R. R. ; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by. the City Engineer, being $4,981.44. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at So'colok P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made tn the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Turner avenue, from the C. B. 
& Q. R. R. to West 22nd street; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $1,599.20. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 20th street, from South 
Washtenaw avenue to South Western ave- 
nue; the estimate ©f the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$940.00. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
©f December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 20th street, from South 
California avenue to South Albany avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being I90S.80. 



And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That an 
eight-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 21st place, from South 
Washtenaw avenue. to South Western avenue ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improve- 
ment, made by the City Engineer, being 
$1,094.76. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois; as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of West 22d place, from Blue 
Island avenue to South Western avenue; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $904.81. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M.. in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of West 24th street, from South 
"Western avenue to South California avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement 
made by the City Engineer, being $1,628.33. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of West 25th place, from South 
Sacramento avenue to South California ave- 
nue ; the estimate of the cost of such improve- 
ment, made by the City Engineer, being 
$947.60. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public coasideration thereof. 



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[1898 



Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of 37th street, from South Halsted 
street to South Morgan street; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $2,591.68. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day ot December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chciago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Washtenaw avenue, frem 
West Chicago avenue to West Diversey street ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $3,913.92. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public c©nsideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a' 
twelve-foot cement sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of North Western avenue, from 
West Chicago avenue to Fulton street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $4,114.00. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Western avenue, from 
Milwaukee avenue to West Diversey street ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being- $3,197.12. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 



State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Whipple street, from 
West North avenue to Bloomlngdale avenue; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $517.30. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P.M. 1 in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof, i 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Winchester avenue, from 
West Chicago avenue to West Division 
street; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$2,003.00. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall be fixed for time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
twelve-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Crosby street, from Oak street 
to Larrabee street ; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $341.60. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, a 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Carroll avenue, from St. John's 
court to Ada street; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the Citv Engi- 
neer, being $252.00. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.- That a 
twelve-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Chatham court, from Elm street 



December 12,] 



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to Division street; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made "by the City Engi- 
neer, being $343.42. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Cheney avenue, from Hobart 
avenue to Crescent avenue; the estimate of 
the cost or such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $672.22. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 
3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : Tnat a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Clarendon avenue, from Cres- 
cent avenue to Bryn Mawr avenue; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $441.20. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolued, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Harvard avenue, from West 
118th street to West 119th street; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $414.46. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank siciewalk be constructed on both 
sides of North Hamilton avenue, from Ros- 
coe street to the first alley south of Roscoe 
street; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, be- 
ing $70.12. And that Wednesday, the 21st 



day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M. , in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Hobart avenue, from East Circle av- 
enue to Clarendon avenue; the estimate of 
the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $231.60. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of South Homan avenue, from West 
62nd street to West 65th street; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $1,009.14. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 
3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments ©f the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Hobart avenue, from Avondale 
avenue to We^t Circle avenue; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $764.28. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

.ftesolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of South Oakley avenue, fr@m 
Blue Island avenue to West 18th street; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,537.53. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 
400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 



December 12," 



1157 



Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago; that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State os Illinois, as follows, viz. : That an 
eight-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Nor^h avenue, from North 
Clark street to LaSalie avenue; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $378.50. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st dsy of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock, H. M., in Room 400, City Hall, 
be fixed for the time and place for the public 
considaration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board ©f Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Myrtle avenue, from Crescent ave- 
nue to Ceylon avenue; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being 1258.45. And that Wednes- 
day> the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Mouticello avenue, from West Kin- 
zie street to West Indiana street; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $366.90. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of De- 
cember, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a six- 
foot plank sidewalk be constructed on both 
sides of Milwaukee avenue, from North 62nd 
avenue to the north line of the south X of 
the south y 2 of Section 31, Town 41 north, 
Range 13 east; the estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, made by the City Engineer, 
being $2,865.62. And that Wednesday, the 
21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., 
in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 



I State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Marcy street, from Wabansia 
avenue toClybourn place; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $346.80. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M. , in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed 
for the time and place for the public consid- 
eration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Impro\e- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
the north side of West Leland avenue, from 
North 45th avenue to North 48th avenue ; the 
estimate of the cost ©f such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $525.35. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
twelve-foot cement sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of Lincoln avenue, from Shef- 
field avenue to the first alley south of Shef- 
field avenue ; the estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, made by the City Engineer, 
being $638.00. And that Wednesday, the 
21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. 
M., in Room 400, City, Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That an 
eight-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Oak street, from Hawthorne 
avenue to Crosby street; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $128.70. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed 
for the time and place for the public consid- 
eration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
fourteen-foot plank sidewalk be constructed 
on both sides of Superior avenue, from 92nd 



December 12, J 



1158 



street to 93rd street; the estimate of the cost 
of such improvement, made by the City En- 
gineer, being $1,032.00. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M. , in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed 
for the time and place for the public consid- 
eration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That an 
eight-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of Southport avenue, from Belden 
avenue to Webster avenue ; the estimate of 
the cost ©f such improvement, made by the 
City Engineer, being $144.00. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Boom 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : ' That a 
•six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Springfield avenue, from 
West Cornelia street to West Roscoe street ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $417.12. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City ©f Chicago, 
State -of Illinois, as follows, viz.: That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on the 
east side of North Springfield avenue, from 
West Roscoe street to West School street ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $201.62. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400,, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place f®r 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois', as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot cement sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of North Springfield avenue, from 
West Irving Park boulevard to West Byron 
street; the estimate of the cost of such im- 
provement, made by the City Engineer, being 
$1,237.00. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 



of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
six-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides of South Rockwell street, from 
the C, B. & Q. R. R. to West 26th street; 
the estimate of the cost of sueh improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $2,242.68. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place for 
the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a l®cal im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That a 
ten-foot plank sidewalk be constructed on 
both sides ef Rawson street, from Elston ave- 
nue to McHenry street ; the estimate of the 
cost of such improvement, made by the City 
Engineer, being $773.52. And that Wednes- 
day, the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 
o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That 
water supply pipes be laid in South 51st ave- 
nue, from Fulton street to Park avenue ; the 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
made by the City Engineer, being $366.24. 
And that Wednesday, the 21st day of Decem- 
ber, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, 
City Hall, be fixed for the time and place 
for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That water 
supply pipes be laid in West 12th place, 
from South Homan avenue to a point 190 feet 
west of South Homan avenue; the estimate 
of the cost of such improvement, made by 
the City Engineer, being $201.65. And that 
Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 1898, 
at 3 o'clock P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be 
fixed for the time and place for the public 
consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of .Local Improve- 



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1159 



ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That water 
service pipes be laid from each of the lots or 
parcels of land abutting - on North Kedzie ave- 
nue,from Elston avenue to West Belmont ave- 
nue; the estimate of the cost of such improve- 
ment, made by the City Engineer, being 
$1,021.25. And that Wednesday, the 21st 
day of- December, 189S, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local 
improvement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That water 
service pipes be laid from each of the lots or 
parcels of land abutting on West Polk street, 
from South 41st avenue to South 40th avenue ; 
the estimate of the cost of such improve- 
ment, made by the City Engineer, being 
$672.98. And that Wednesday, the 21st day 
of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room400,City Hall, be fixed for the time and 
place for the public consideration thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That 
water service pipes be laid from each of the 
lots or parcels of land abutting on Grand 
avenue, from North 44th avenue to North 
60th avenue; the estimate of the cost of such 
improvement, made by the City Engineer, 
being $10,450.41. And that Wednesday, the 
21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. 
M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the 
time and place for the public consideration 
thereof.. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That six- 
inch drains be laid from each of the lots or 
parcels of land abutting on Lowell ave- 
nue, from West Montrose avenue to West 
Berteau avenue ; the estimate of the cost of 
such improvement, made by the City Engi- 
neer, being $829.90. And that Wednesday, 
the 21st day of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock 
P. M., in Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for 
the time and place for the public considera- 
tion thereof. 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 



State of Illinois, as follows, viz. : That six- 
inch drains be laid from each of the lots or 
parcels of land abutting on Noble avenue, 
from Elston avenue to North Francisco ave- 
nue; the estimate of the cost of such improve- 
ment, made by the City Engineer, being 
$945.70. And that Wednesday, the 2 1st day 
of December, 1898, at 3 o'clock P. M., in 
Room 400, City Hall, be fixed for the time 
and place for the public consideration thereof . 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 
provement be made in the City of Chicago, 
State of Illinois, as follows, viz. • That six- 
inch drains be laid from each of the lots or 
parcels of land abutting on Michigan avenue, 
from 102nd street to 115th street ; the esti- 
mate of the cost of such improvement, made 
by the City Engineer, being $10,308.48. And 
that Wednesday, the 21st day of December, 
1898, at 3 o'clock P. M.,in Room 400, City 
Hall, be fixed for the time and place for the 
public consideration thereof. 

There tseing no further business the meet- 
ing was declared adjourned. 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

December 6th, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 
Absent — Messrs. McG-ann and Ericson. 

The following vouchers were presented and 
approved for payment, viz. : 

Warrant 23169. Dennis Cleary, 

catch basins $ 140 00 

Warrant 23169. Dennis Cleary, 

catch basins 280 00 

Warrant 23169. Dennis Cleary, 

catch basins 420 00 

Warrant 23169. Dennis Cleary, 

catch basins 420 00 

Warrant 23169. Dennis Cleary, 

catch basins '350 00 

Warrant 23169. Dennis Cleary, 

catch basins 385 00 

Warrant 23169. Dennis Cleary, 

catch basins 350 00 

Warrant 23169. Dennis Cleary, 

catch basins 350 00 



December 12. J 

Warrant 23324. Dennis Clean-, 
catch basins 

Warrant 22260. Dennis Cleary, 
catch basins 

Warrant 22260. Dennis Cleary, 
catch basins 

Warrant 23332. Thatcher & Burke, 
paying 

Warrant 22295. John C. O'Connell. 
paving 

Warrant 23516. John Hitt, drains.. 

Warrant 21981. Nash & Dowdle, 
water mains 

Warrant 21540. Olaf Vider, paving 

Warrant 21561. J. Bairstow & Son, 
paving 

Warrant 22954. J. J. Mahoney & 
Co. , drains 

Warrant 22954. J. J. Mahoney & 
Co. , drains 

Warrant 22954. J. J. Mahoney & 

Co., drains 

Warrant 22954. J. J. Mahoney & 

Co. , drains 

Warrant 22954. J. J. Mahoney & 

Co., drains 

Warrant 22954. J. J. Mahoney & 

Co. , drains 

Warrant 22954. J. J. Mahoney & 

Co. , drains 

Warrant 22980. John O'Brien, 
drains 

Warrant 22994. J. H. Sullivan, 
drains 

Warrant 22995. J. H. Sullivan, 
drains 

Warrant 21440. D. Cleary, drains. . 

Warrant 22484. James Walsh, 

drains 

Warrant 22484. John O'Brien, 
drains 

Warrant 224S5. Simon Ryan, 
drains 

Warrant 22634. John O'Brien, 
drains 

Warrant 21346. Naugie, Holcomb 
& Co. , paving 

Warrant 21715. R. F. Conway Com- 
pany, paving 

Warrant 19382. Western Paving- and 
Supply Company, paving 



1160 



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5 140 00 
210 00 

350 00 

190 00 

505 67 

184 51 

6 66 
66 11 

351 11 
28 78 

27 59 

28 78 

28 62 

44 40 

43 20 

26 36 

28 98 

32 97 

35 99 
6 60 

40 20 

30 60 

6 98 

40 80 

789 39 

301 41 

269 92 



Warrant 23319. James Lyman & 
Co., paving §1,100 00 

Warrant 23349. James Lyman & 
Co.. paving 1,100 00 

Warrant 23349. James Lyman, pav- 
ing 1,100 00 

Warrant 23349. James Lyman , pav- 
ing" 1,100 00 

Warrant 18143. Western Paving & 
Supply, paving 630 87 

J. S. Sheahax, 

Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

December 7th, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. McGann, Davidson and 
Sheahan; also Principal Engineer George 
K. Wheelock, Chief Engineer Sewers C. D. 
Hill. Assistant Corporation Counsel E. J. 
Hill, and Aid. Butler and Powers. 

Absent— Messrs. Doherty and Ericson. 

The Board met to hear further objections 
to the following proposed improvements, de- 
ferred from hearing of the 30th ult., viz. : 

5. Brick sewer in Clarendon avenue, from 
Wilson avenue to Montrose avenue. 

6. Brick sewer in Devon avenue, from 
Evanston avenue to Sheridan road. 

7. Main outfall sewer in Lawrence avenue, 
from North Branch River to N. and S. % 
Section line Sec. 17, 30, 13. 

8. Brick sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Devon avenue to Hayes avenue. 

9. Brick sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Tuohy avenue to Sherwin avenue. 

10. Brick sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Tuohy avenue to Morse avenue. 

11. Brick sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Bryn Mawr avenue to 110 feet south of 
Thorndale avenue. 

12. Brick sewer in Sheridan road, from 
Roscoe street to Grace street. 

72. Paving (granite) Halsted street, from 
Lake street to Chicago avenue. 

10. Paving (asphalt) Chestnut street, from 
North State street to Lincoln Park boulevard. 

The entire matter of sewers (except main 
outfall sewer in, Lawrence avenue) was re- 
ferred to the Corporation Counsel for an 
opinion and a further hearing set for Decem- 
ber 2Sth at the same time and place. 



December 12,] 



1161 



The main outfall sewer in Lawrence avenue 
was ordered proceeded with on the ten-year 
installment plan ; also Halsted street, from 
Lake street to Chicago avenue, was ordered 
proceeded with for brick in accordance with 
the petition presented. No action was taken 
in the matter of Chestnut street. 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

December 8th, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent— Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

The following vouchers were presented and 
approved for payment, viz. : 
Warrant 22925. Sewerage Fund, 

catch basins $622 90 

Warrrant 23351. Nash Brothers, 

sewers 87 40 

Warrant 23351. Nash Brothers, 

sewers 200 00 

Warrant 23351. Nash Brothers, 

sewers 600 00 

Warrant 23457. J. J. Sullivan & Co., 

sidewalk 312 90 

Warrant 23460. J. J. Sullivan & Co., 

sidewalk 171 00 

Warrant 23464, J. J. Sullivan & Co., 

sidewalk 328 44 

Warrant 23480. J. J. Sullivan & Co., 

sidewalk 137 06 

Warrant 23462. M. J. Bohan & Co., 

sidewalk 43 40 

Warrant 23461. M. J. Bohan & Co., 

sidewalk 197 §6 

Warrant 23430. W. H. Tinlin & Co., 

sidewalk 488 04 

Warrant 23437. W. H. Tinlin & Co. , 

sidewalk 21 00 

Warrant 23431. W. H. Tinlin & Co., 

sidewalk 197 30 

Warrant 23423. J. J. Sullivan & Co., 

sidewalks , 144 48 

Warrant 23468. J. J. Sullivan & Co., 
sidewalk 126 12 

Warrant 23453. J. J. Sullivan & Co. , 
sidewalk 108 48 

Warrant 23459. J. J. Sullivan & Co., 
sidewalk 103 04 



Warrant 23509. Permit Fund, Sewer 

Department, drains |377 39 

Warrant 23509. Simon Ryan, drains. 275 59 
Warrant 22954. J. J. Mahoney & Co. , 

drains 28 80 

Warrant 22927. Daniel Hardin, water 

service pipes 95 55 

Warrant 22930. Ashland Plumbing 

Company, water service pipes 40 33 

Warrant 22949. Ashland Plumbing 

Company, water service pipes 28 35 

Warrant 22932. Daniel Hardin, water 

service pipss 123 23 

Warrant 22979. J. Garvey, water ser- 
vice pipes 120 07 

Warrant 22695. P. Becker & Co., water 

service pipes 46 40 

Warrant 22863. P. Becker & Co., water 

service pipes is 59 

Warrant 22924. P. Becker & Co. , water 

service pipes 122 64 

Warrant 21633. Thomas D. Joy, drains 105 55 
Warrant 20609. C. M. Netterstrom, 

Paving 782 68 

Warrant 21683. J. J. Lynch, water 

mains 40 77 

Warrant 22988. John O'Brien, drains 2159 
Warrant 22869. P. Becker & Co., water 

service pipes 15 07 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

December 9th, 1898. 

Present— Messrs. Davidson, Doherty and 
Sheahan. 

Absent— Messrs. McGann and Ericson. 

The following vouchers were presented and 
approved for payment, viz. : 

Warrant 22933. J. J. Mahoney & 

Co , drains .$ 47 93 

Warrant 18932. R. F. Conway & 
Co., paving 4^55 20 

Warrant 21363. Sackley & Peter- 
son, paving 1^12 63 

Warrant 23575. P! Becker & Co., 

Paving 431 62 

Warrant 22380. P. Becker & Co., 
water service pipes 51 68 



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Warrant 13360. P. Becker & Co., 
water service pipes $ , 285 34 

Warrant 13360. P. Becker & Co., 
water supply pipes 228 00 

Warrant 22380. Water Fund, water 
supply pipes 6 00 

Warrant 23575. Water Fund, water 
supply pipes. 217 44 

"Warrant 21828. Sewerage Fund, 
wing- sewers, etc 8,315 05 

Warrant 19432. Standard Paving 

Company, paving 164 64 

Warrant 21314. Standard Paving 
Company, paving 58 60 

Warrant 19776. Standard Paving 

Company, paving 165 81 

Warrant 19432. Standard Paving 

Company, paving 164 64 

Warrant 18321. Standard Paving 

Company, paving 145 63 

Warrant 18321. Standard Paving 

Company, paving 145 63 

Warrant 18321. Standard Paving 

Company, paving 145 64 

Warrant 18321. Standard Paving 

Company, paving 262 56 

Warrant 23217. GafEney & Long, 

paving 600 00 

Warrant 23217. Gaffney & Long, 

paving 500 00 

Warrant 23217. Gaffney & Long, 

paving 500 00 

Warrant 23217. Gaffney & Long, 

paving 500 00 

Warrant 17352. Barber Asphalt 

Company, paving 606 17 

Warrant 17954. Barber Asphalt 

Company, paving 464 63 

Warrant 21822. Barber Asphalt 

Company, paving 167 24 

Warrant 23249. C. M. Netterstrom, 

paving 1,000 00 

Warrant 23249. C. M. Netterstrom, , 

paving • 1,000 00 

Warrant 23249. C. M. Netterstrom, 

paving , 2,000 00 

Warrant 23249. C. M. Netterstrom, 

prving 2,000 00 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

December 12, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. Davidson, Ericson and 
Sheahan. 

Absent— Messrs. McGann and Doherty. 

The following vouchers and pay-rolls were 
presented, and, on motion, each was approved 
for payment, viz. : 

Pay-roll No. 4, "A" Sewer Depart- 
ment, month ending December 15th $1,994 00 

Pay-roll, Engineers, Ogden Avenue 

Survey 1,052 33 

Pay-roll, Engineers Office, Street 
Department, Roll No. 2 1,113 3S 

General Inspectors, Street Depart- 
ment, Roll No. 3 1,152 47 

Sidewalk Office, Street Department, 
Roll No. 6 1,120 5( 

Special Assessment Bureau and 
Board of Local Improvements 3,227 Qt 

John McNulty. Mason Inspector, 
Sewer Department 32 00 

E. C. Hathaway, Sidewalk Inspec- 
tor, Street Department 53 2? 

Denis E. Sullivan, General Inspec- 
tor, Street Department 27 5c 

Warrant 23318. J. J. Sullivan & 
Co. , sidewalk v 331 5J 

Warrant 23318. J. J. Sullivan & 
Co. , sidewalk 392 44 

Warrant 23318 J. J. Jullivan & 
Co., sidewalk 418 32 

Warrant 23318. J. J. Sullivan & 
Co., sidewalk 339 84 

Warrant 23315. W. H. Tinlin & 
Co., sidewalk 144 0€ 

Warrant 23376. J. J. Sullivan & 
Co. , sidewalk 31 71 

Warrant 23376. J. J. Sullivan & 
Co. , sidewalk 71 6£ 

Warrant 23381. W. H. Tinlin & 
Co. , sidewalk 52 08 

Warrant 23393. J. J. Sullivan & 
Co. , sidewalk 274 3^ 

Warrant 23403. J. J. Sullivan & 
Co. , sidewalk 351 2( 

Warrant 23417. J. J. Sullivan & 
Co., sidewalk 403 38 

Warrant 23452. J. J. Sullivan & 
Co., sidewalk 86 62 



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1163 



Warrant 23467. J. J. Sullivan & 

Co., sidewalk $ 136 62 

Warrant 23481. M. J. Bohan & Co., 

sidewalk 33 82 

Warrant 23482. W. H. Tinlin & 

Co,, sidewalk ; 339 64 

Warrant 23483. J. J. Sullivan & 

Co. , sidewalk 35 28 

Warrant 23485. J. J. Sullivan & 

Co. , sidewalk 83 10 



Warrant 23486. J. J. Sullivan & 
Co., sidewalk .$ 222 32 

Warrant 23489. J. J. Sullivan & 

Co. , sidewalk 248 66 

Warrant 23507. Simon Ryan, sewers 130 17 

J. S. Sheahan, 

Secretary. 
Which was placed on file. 



The Commissioner of Public Works submitted the following communication: 

Department oe Public Works 
To the City Council of the City of Chicago: ^^^ DeC ' 13 ' 1898 " 

I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following streets: 



Woodlawn av, 
Forty-ninth st. 



91st st 

Champlain av, 



200 ft. south. 
Langley av . . 



6-in. 
6-in. 



Probable cost, 

including 

hydrants 

and basins. 



$180 00 
306 00 



REMARKS. 



Pays 10c. 



* Recommended for circulation by City Engineer. 
Respectfully, 



L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



Aid. Math moved that the Commissioner 
of Public Works be authorized and ordered to 
have water mains laid in the streets men- 
tioned in the foregoing communication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook,,Gunther, 
Ailing, Pitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Pick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby,' 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell' 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson,' 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 
Nays— None. 



An ordinance establishing location and ele- 
vation of concrete standard bench monuments. 



Aid Ailing moved the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
I was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers,' 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby' 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson' 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math- 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing number, location and elevation 
of concrete standard bench monuments in 



December 12,] 



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[1898 



sundry streets in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Concrete Standard Bench 
Monuments, numbered 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 
20, 21 and 22, be and the same are hereby lo- 
cated and established as follows, to-wit. 

Monument No. 12 — At a point 178 feet south 
of Thirty-first street, and twelve feet east of 
west line of Michigan Avenue boulevard, 
with an elevation of fifteen and nine hundred 
and fifty-seven thousandths (15.957) feet 
above city datum. 

Monument No. 13— At a point thirteen feet 
east of west line of Michigan Avenue boule- 
vard, and twenty-one and one-half feet north 
of Thirty-ninth street, with an elevation of 
sixteen and four hundred and seventy-four 
thousandths (16.474) feet above city datum. 

Monument No. 14— At a point five feet 
south of Forty -seventh street and eighteen 
feet west of east line of Wabash avenue, with 
an elevation of sixteen and three hundred 
and nineteen thousandths (16.319) feet above 
city datum. 

Monument No. 15.— At a point eight feet 
north of Fifty-fifth street, and eleven feet 
east of west line of Wabash avenue, with an 
elevation of seventeen and two hundred and 
sixty-three thousandths (17.263) feet above 
city datum. 

Monument No. 16— At a point thirty-two 
feet south of Fifty-fifth street, and twelve 
feet east of west line of Cottage Grove ave- 
nue, with an elevation of thirteen and eight 
hundred and ninety thousandths (13.890) feet 
above city datum. 

Monument No. 19 — At a point two hundred 
and fifty feet north of Thirty-first street, and 
ten feet east of west line of Union avenue 
with an elevation of thirteen and two hun- 
dred and thirty-one thousandths (13.231) feet 
above city datum. 



Monument No. 20 — At a point eight fee 
north of Thirty-ninth street, and ten feet east 
of west line of Emerald avenue, with an ele- 
vation of twelve and five hundred and twenty- 
three thousandths (12.523) feet above city 
datum. 

Monument No. 21 — At a point seven feet 
north of Thirty-ninth street, and nine and 
one-half feet east of west line of Langley ave- 
nue, with an elevation of eighteen and eight 
hundred and forty-three thausandths (18.843) 
feet above city datum. 

Monument No. 22— At a point eight feet 
south of north line of Forty-seventh street, 
and eight feet west of Cottage Grove avenue, 
with an elevation of fifteen and three hundred 
and forty thousandths (15.340) feet above 
city datum. 

Section 2. The above heights, as fixed, 
shall be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D. 1847, estab- 
lished by the Board of Trustees of the Illinois 
and Michigan Canal, adopted by the late 
Board of Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago, and now represented by the ordinance 
of July 11th, 1898, page 307, relating to the 
corrected elevation of the Old Lind Block 
Bench Mark. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a brick sewer in North 41st ave- 
nue, from West Montrose avenue to Choctaw 
avenue, and thence in Choctaw avenue to 
North 41st court, and a vitrified tile pipe 
sewer in North 41st court, from Choctaw ave- 
nue to a point 140 feet north of Miller avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kimbell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy. Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 



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1165 



Beilfuss, Tuite, Rayraer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor. Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water supply pipe in North Kedzie ave- 
nue, from a point 70 feet north of Augusta 
street to West Division street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ziehn, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fel- 
lows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Conner, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby,' 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward)' 
Math— 64. 

Nays— None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water supply pipe in Thomas street, from 
North Kedzie avenue to the first alley east of 
North Spaulding avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion ©f Aid. 
Beilfuss. the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor,0'Brien, Murphy. Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz,' 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker' 



Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water supply pipe in the north side of 
Central boulevard, from North Central Park 
avenue to North Spaulding avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch. Ballenbe.g, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss. Tnite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz^ 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby,' 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey,' 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward)' 
Math— 64. 

Nays — None. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water supply pipe in Cortez street, from 
North Kedzie avenue to the first alley east of 
North Spaulding avenue. 

By unanimous consent, ©n motion »f Aid. 
Beilfuss, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt' 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby' 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker. 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 



December 12, j 



1166 



[1898 



Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward). 
Math— 64. 

Nays— None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water supply pipe in the north side of 
Central boulevard, from North Kedzie ave- 
nue to North Albany avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), TNovak, Hurt, Culleron, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer. Smulski, Kuuz, 
Walsh. Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltbs, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Shlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reiehardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water supply pipe in the south, east and 
north sides of Sacramento Square, from 
North Whipple street to Central boulevard, 
and thence in the east side of Central boule- 
vard to Grand avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Little, the ordinance was passed and the esti- 
mate therewith approved by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry Walker^ 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reiehardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 



Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward). 
Math— 64. 
Nays — None. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water supply pipe in the south side of 
Central boulevard, from North Kedzie avenue 
to North Albany avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Maypole, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin , Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward) , Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reiehardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 

Nays — None. 



A report and ordinance for establishing 
sidewalk space on Waterloo court, from 
Wellington street to the north terminus. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hirsch, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reiehardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 

Nays — None. 



December 12,] 



1167 



1898 



The following is the ordinance as 

AN ORDINANCE 

Establishing sidewalk space of Waterloo 
court, from Wellington street to its north 
terminus, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk space of 
Waterloo court, from Wellington street to 
'its north terminus, be and the same is hereby 
established at six (6) feet, at curb line of said 
street between said points. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

also, 
A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a sidewalk on Lawndale avenue, 
from Archer avenue to 51st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Reichardt, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bemnett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown. Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett, (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

an ordinance 

Repealing an ordinance for a sidewalk on 

Lawndale avenue, from Archer avenue to 

51st street, in the City of Chicago, County 

of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



"An ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
west side of Lawndale avenue, from Archer 
avenue to 51st street," passed July 27th, 1896, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the assessment made under the provision of 
said ordinance, Docket No. 21915 of the 
County Court of said county, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 



PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance : 

ORDINANCE. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 

2 thority be, and the same is hereby granted 

3 to the Electric Heat and Power Company, 

4 its successors and assigns, to construct, 

5 maintain and operate a plant, or plants, 

6 for production, transmission and distri- 

7 bution of electricity for the purposes of 

8 heating, refrigerating, ventilating and 

9 power, in, through, upon and across the 

10 streets and public ways of that part of 

11 the City of Chicago lying between and 

12 including Lake street on the south, Chi- 

13 cago River on the north and west and / 

14 Lake Michigan on the east. Subject to 

15 the provisions hereinafter contained, all 

16 conductors for the purpose herein stated, 

17 shall be placed under the surface of the 

18 streets and public ways, shall be properly 

19 insulated, and shall be constructed under 

20 the supervision, and to the satisfaction of 

21 Commissioner of Public Works, or such 

22 other officer, or department of the city 

23 government, as may hereafter be desig- 

24 nated by ordinance to perform the duties 

25 of such commissioner. 

Section 2. Said company may, in any 
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3 the district above described, construct, 

4 maintain and operate its said conductors 

5 under the sidewalk area, provided, that 

6 nothing- herein contained shall be con- 

7 strued as authority to said company to 

8 enter into any area or space under any 

9 sidewalk, or to appropriate or use the 

10 same for any .purpose, without first ob- 

11 taining from the owner of the property 

12 abutting upon the same, or from some 

13 person authorized to do so, his, her or 

14 their consent to such use of the same; 

15 and, 

16 Provided, further, that when in any 

17 block such consent shall not be given, 
18.. then in such block the said company shall 

19 have the right to lay its said conductors 

20 next outside the curb wall under the 

21 pavement, around the property where 

22 such consent has not been given, or the said 

23 company may in such event erect a hol- 

24 low iron tube or pipe, or other suitable 

25 device proper for such purposes, in the 

26 alley near the middle of such block, from 

27 which to distribute the necessary con- 

28 ductors for such block. 

Section 3. Said company shall place 

2 and keep on file with the Commissioner of 

3 Public Works plans showing the location 

4 and number of its conductors, the loca- 

5 tion of manholes, or other openings to 

6 gain access to the same, and said com- 

7 pany shall not lav any conductors, or in 

8 any way disturb the surface of any street, 

9 or public way until it shall have made 

10 written application for a permit from the 

11 Department of Public Works of said city 

12 for said work, and whenever said com- 

13 pany shall make such application in 

14 writing to said department for such per- 

15 mit and shall have complied with the 

16 terms and conditions of this ordinance, 

17 it shall be the duty of such department 

18 to forthwith issue such permit. Said 

19 company shall do no permanent injury 

20 to any street or public way, or in any 



21 manner unnecessarily interfere with any 

22 water, sewer or gas pipe, telegraph or 

23 electric wires, cables, or pipes which 

24 are now or may hereafter be laid by the 

25 said City of Chicago, or by any author- 

26 ized company or corporation ; and when- 

28 ever said company shall open any street 

29 or public way, or interfere with any pipe, 

30 cable, wire, or conduit therein, the said 

31 street or public way, or such pipe, cable, 

32 wire or conduit shall be promptly re- 

33 stored to as good condition as it was be- 

34 fere such opening. Said restoration to 

35 be done by said company, or at its ex- 

36 pense. 

Section 4. Before said company shall 

2 disturb the surface of any street or pub- 

3 lie way in any block, it shall deposit 

4 with the Commissioner of Public Works 

5 a sum of money sufficient to pay for the 

6 restoration of said street or public way 

7 for such block to as good a condition as 

8 the same was before being disturbed, 

9 which said sum of money so deposited 

10 shall be returned to said company by 

11 said commissioner as soon as said com- 

12 pany shall have restored such part ©f said 

13 street or public way as herein provided, 

14 but if said company shall neglect or re- 

15 fuse to so restore said street or public 

16 way, within a reasonable time after de- 

17 mand from the Commissioner of Public 

18 Works, then said Commissioner shall 

19 cause the same to be done from and with 

20 the fund so deposited, and shall repay and 

21 refund the surplus of such deposit, if 

22 any, to said company. No excavation of 

23 any street shall be made except between 

24 the hours of 9-00 P. M. and 6:00 A. M. r 

25 and said company shall not permit any 

26 street or public way to remain open or 

27 encumbered for a longer period than 

28 shall be necessary to execute the work 

29 for which the same shall have been 

30 opened, and it shall erect and place suit- 

31 able and necessary barriers and lights so 

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35 way. 

Section 5. Said company shall within 

2 three years from the passage of this ordi- 

3 nance, erect, construct and have ready for 

4 operation, a plant, or plants, together 

5 with its conductors, the total actual bona 

6 fide cost of which shall be not less than 

7 five thousand dollars (15,000.00). 

Section 6. Said company, its success- 
ors or assigns, shall not charge any 
private consumer a sum exceeding fifteen 
(15) cents per thousand Watt hours for 
electricity furnished, and the charge for 
any other purpose shall be a reasonable 
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Section 7. The rights and privileges 
hereby granted are upon the express con- 
dition that the said company, its successors 
and assigns, shall from and after the ex- 
piration of three years from the date upon 
which it shall commence to operate its 
said plant, or plants, pay to the City of 
Chicago a sum equal to ten per cent of 
its annual gross revenues derived there- 
after from the exercise of the rights and 
privileges granted by this ordinance. 
Said payment shall be made to the City 
Comptroller within thirty (30) days after 
the expiration of each six months from 
said date, and each payment shall be ac- 
companied by an affidavit, subscribed 
and sworn to by the treasurer, or other 
duly authorized officer or agent of*said 
company, to the effect that the amount of 
such payment is equal to ten per cent of 
said company's gross receipts as required 
by this ordinance. The City Comptroller 
shall, within a reasonable time after the 
filing of said affidavit, have the right to 
examine the books and accounts of said 
company for the purpose of verifying the 
correctness of the statements contained 
in such affidavits accompanying such pay- 
ments. 



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Section 8. The rights and privileges 
hereby granted by this ordinance are 
granted for the term of twenty-five (25) 
years from and after the acceptance of 
this ordinance by said company, such ac- 
ceptance to be made and notice thereof in 
writing filed with the City Clerk within 
thirty (30) days from the passage of the 
same. Said company shall not be per- 
mitted to exercise any of the rights and 
privileges granted under this ordinance 
until said company shall have given and 
filed in the City Clerk's office a good and 
sufficient bond, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor of said city, in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00), providing that said com- 
pany shall well and truly pay, or cause 
to be paid, any and all damages that may 
accrue by delays in repairing, removing 
or laying its conductors and conduits, 
and shall indemnify and save harmless 
the said city from any and all costs and 
expenses of every kind whatsoever which 
may be recovered against said city in con- 
sequence of the neglect of said company 
or its authorized agents or servants, and 
will save and keep harmless the said city 
from any and all. damages, loss or ex- 
penses caused by, or incidental to, the 
laying of said conductors and operation 
or maintenance of said plant, or plants, 
as herein provided. 

Section 9. This ordinance-shall be in 
force and and effect from and after its 
passage and acceptance, as herein pro- 
vided. 



Which was referred to the Committee on 
Gas, Oil and Electric Lights. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit t© F. Griesheimer for storm door 
at 242 State street, according to plans at- 
tached. 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Thos. McCullogb for show 
case at 182 South State street, three feet 
high, five and a half feet from building, to be 
revoked by the Mayor at any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
permit Dawson & Co. to place a barber pole 
in front of No. 383 S. State street, the same 
to be removed at any time by order of the 
Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to L. Frazen for sign at No. 87 
East Madison street for thirty days. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to permit Hinckley & Pearson to 
attach a sign to the front of the building 
occupied by them at No. 165 South Clark 
street at least nine (9 ft.) feet above the 
sidewalk and a distance of not more than 
four (4 ft.) feet from the inside or lot 
boundary line of said sidewalk. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. O'Brien moved to recommit the cigar- 
ette ordinance, on page 1075, to the Commit- 
tee on License. 

So ordered. 

Aid. Novak presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago, as follows: 

Section 1. That Section 1402 of the Re- 
vised Code of Chicago be and hereby is 
amended by adding thereto the following: 

"Provided, however, that when any person 
is found to be the owner of stolen property 
which has been pawned, such property shall 
be returned to the owner thereof without the 
payment of the amount advanced by the 
pawn-broker thereon or any costs or charges 
©f any kind which the pawn-broker may have 
placed upon the same." 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Bennett (8th ward) presented an ordi- 



nance for the vacation of a part of Morgan 
and Lumber streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following res- 
olution: 

Whereas, On April 10th, 1893, the City 
Council of Chicago granted the City Press 
Association of this city a franchise for laying 
and maintaining pneumatic tubes in the 
streets of the city for a period of fifty years, 
with a compensation clause of $300 per 
annum, and 

Whereas, The Comptroller's report for the 
year ending December 31st, 1897, fails to 
show the payment to or receipt by the City 
of any monies from this source, theref@re 
be it 

Resolved, That the Comptroller be and is 
hereby instructed to report to this Council at 
its next meeting what monies, if any, have 
been reeeived from said City Press Associa- 
tion under the provisions of said ordinance, 
and the dates of such payments. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 
Aid. Hurt presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit t@ Byrne Bros, to string a wire 
from 514 to 530 West 12th street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Miller presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
place lamp posts on Homan avenue, from 
West 12th street to West 15th street . 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Francis presented the claim ©f prem- 
ises No. 647 West 14th street for rebate of 
water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Maypole presented the claims of Allen 
Gregory, First M. E. Church of Englewood, 
Frank W. Smith, Chas. D. Davis by J. 
Johnston, Jr., T. S. Baker, Henry J. Peet, 
Otto Busche and T. H. Blair for special 
assessment rebates, whicb were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Smulski presented the claim of Joseph 



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Munkowski for loss of horse and damage to 
buggy, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Oberndorf presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Sears & Roebuck Company 
to erect a temporary sidewalk two and one- 
half feet above the sidewalk now laid in front 
of 103 to 107 Falton street. The sidewalk to 
be removed at any time at the option of the 
Mayor or Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and is hereby directed to at once 
notify the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe 
Railroad Company to immediately have 
placed on all buildings owned by them in the 
City of Chicago sufficient fire escapes for the 
protection of lives as contemplated by the 
ordinances passed by this Council. Upon 
their failure to comply within thirty days, fce 
shall proceed to prosecute said company, and 
continue to do so, under the law, until this 
order is obeyed. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Powers presented the claim for refund 
of money on water certificates, Nos. 39, 137, 
179, 378, 441, 458, 459, 618, 620 and 692, an 
order to pay special assessment pay roll 
amounting to $1,591.43 for night services, etc., 
and a resolution to refund the Herman Berg- 
hoff Brewing Company amount of brewers 
license, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Maltby presented a resolution that no 
extension ordinance be passed until the so- 
called Allen law had been repealed, and 
moved its adoption. 

Aid. Walsh arose and asked that Aid. 
Maltby yield the floor to him (Aid. Walsh) 
for the purpose of making a motion to recon- 
sider a certain action of the Council. 

Aid. Maltby yielded the floor temporarily 
to Aid. Walsh, whereupon Aid. Walsh sub- 
mitted the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the vote by which the ordi- 



nance granting an extension of franchise to 
the street car companies of Chicago was sent 
to the Joint Committee of Streets and Alleys 
North, West and South be hereby reconsid- 
ered and moved its adoption. 

POINT OF ORDER. 

Aid. Cullerton rose to a point of order, his 
point of order being that the resolution pre- 
sented by Aid. Walsh was not in order be- 
cause the ordinance had been referred to its 
appropriate committee and could only be 
acted upon by the Council at a subsequent 
meeting on the report of the Committee. 

The Chair decided the point of order not 
well taken. 

After further debate, Aid. Mclnerney rose 
to a point of order. 

POINT OF ORDER. 

That Aid. Walsh's resolution was out of 
order because the Alderman (Aid. Walsh) 
had not voted with the majority in referring 
the ordinance to the Committee. 

The Chair decided the point of order not 
well taken, because no vote had been taken 
on the reference of the ordinance to the Com- 
mittee. 

The question recurring on the motion to 
adopt the resolution, Aid. O'Brien moved to 
lay that motion on the table. 

The motion to table was lost by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Cook, Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, 
Fick, Bennett (8th vvard), Cullerton, Biewer, 
Francis, Little, Ziehn, Tuite, Brennan, Con- 
Ion,. Powers, Brown, Mangier, Lyman, Olson, 
Barry, Cannon, Kimbell, McCarthy, Bigane, 
Mclnerney, Darcy — 26. 

Naijs— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Ailing, 
Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, Novak, 
Hurt, Miller, Neagle, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Raymer, Smulski, Kunz. Walsh, Oberndorf, 
Alwart, Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Hirsch, 
Griffith, Schlake, Butler, Carey, Reichardt, 
Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, 
Wiora, Bennett (34th ward) , Math —37. 

The question again recurring on the motion 
to adopt the resolution, the motion prevailed 
and the resolution was adopted by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 



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Novak, Hurt, Miller, Neagle, Maypole, Beil- 
fuss, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Herr- 
man, Maltby, Upham, Hirsch, Griffith, 
Schlake, Butler, Carey, Boyd, Sproul, Bad- 
enoch, Nelson, Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Ben- 
nett (34th ward) , Math— 36. 

Nays— Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, 
Bennett (8th ward), Cullerton, Biewer, 
Francis, Little, Ziehn, Tuite, Oberndorf, 
Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Alwart, Brown, 
Mangier, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Cannon, 
Kimbell, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, 
Reichardt— 27. 

Aid. Walsh moved that the ordinance be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Cullerton moved the reference of the 
ordinance to the Committee on Railroads, 
inasmuch as the same was again before the 
Council as new matter. 

The Chair decided the motion out of order, 
but after debate reversed his ruling and the 
ordinance was then referred to the Committee 
on Railroads. 

Aid. Maltby here resumed the floor and 
moved the adoption of his resolution, viz. : 
That no extension ordinance be passed until 
the so-called Allen law had been repealed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved its reference to the 
Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Maltby moved to suspend the rules to 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Gunther, Ailing, 
Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, Connor, 
Novak, Hurt, Miller, Neagle, Maypole, Beil- 
fuss, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Obern- 
dorf, Alwart, Herrmann, Maltby, Upham, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Schlake, Butler, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Bennett (34th ward), Math 
—38. 

Naijs— Cook, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Ben- 
nett (8th ward), Cullerton, Biewer, Francis, 
Little, Ziehn, Tuite, Brennan, Conlon, Pow- 
ers, Brown, Mangier, Lyman, Olson, Barry, 
Cannon, Kimbell, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inernev, Darcy— 25. 

Thereupon, the ordinance was referred to 
the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Olson presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



issue permit to A. Johanson to string banner 
for a period of thirty days in front of premises 
known as 270 Wells street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to compel 
R. Housechilds to renew the watering trough 
in front ©f number known as 73 E. Kinzie 
street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to grant 
permit to the Delaware Boat Club to string 
banner at the intersection of Wells street 
and Chicago avenue, and at intersection of 
Clark and Superior streets. 

Whicn were, on motion, duly passed. 
Aid. Hirsch presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Minuet club to string a 
banner at the corner of Lincoln and Wright- 
wood avenues for 30 days. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Schlake presented the claim of Peter 
Schaefer for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Butler presented the following order : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to stay all proceed- 
ings in the matter of Docket No. 23117, for 
cement sidewalk on both sides of Waveland 
avenue, from Mozart street to Sacramento 
avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kimbell presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, Stay proceedings on Special As- 
sessment 23101 for macadam on North 42d 
court, from W. Montrose avenue to W. Grace 
street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
report to this Council within, two (2) weeks 
from this date, the price of water meters pur- 
chased by the city, giving their respective size 
and dimensions, and the amount charged by 
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meters ; also, the the total amount received 
by the city for meters, and the cost of putting 
up the same for use. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health 
be and he is hereby directed to report to this 
Council, within two (2) weeks, the number 
of cattle and hogs condemned by the City 
Inspectors for the past eighteen (18) months 
as unfit for use, and afterward released frfmi 
such condemnation, by whom, and at whose 
suggestion such release has been made, to- 
gether with the reasons therefor, 

Which were, on motion, duly 



Aid. Reichardt presented the claim of John 
F. Kenny for injury to team of horses, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Boyd presented the following commu- 
nication: 

Chicago, December 10, 1898. 

Hon. Ghas. J. Boyd, Alderman, Thtrtieth 
Ward : 

Dear Sir— The enclosed resolutions were 
adopted at a large meeting of Democrats of 
your ward, held at Garfield Boulevard Hall 
on Friday evening, December 9, 1898, and the 
undersigned were appointed a Committee to 
present the same to you with the request that 
you present the resolutions to the City Coun- 
cil at its next meeting. We hope and trust 
you will find it consistent with your sworn 
duties to carry out the instructions of your 
constituents as evidenced by said resolutions, 
and do all in your power to aid the Mayor in 
defending the interests of this city, in the 
greatest crisis of its municipal existence. . 
Very truly yours, 

C. Porter Johnson, 
John E. Traeger, 
Joseph P. Junk, 
Oscar E. Leinen, 
I. W. Cranmer. 

Resolved, That we denounce the attempt on 
the part of the street car companies to appro- 
priate the public st eets of this city under 
cover of the privileges granted them by the 
infamous Allen law. 

Resolved, That such legislation as is pro- 
posed by the fifty year extension franchise 
now before the City Council is nothing short 
of an attempt to rob the people of their 
vested rights. That we honor Mayor Harri- 



son for his determined and unflinching oppo- 
sition to these nefarious measures, and urge 
all good citizens to unite in their support of 
the Mayor in the efforts he is making to pro- 
tect the interest of the people. 

That we demand that the Aldermen of this 
Ward stand with the Mayor and by their 
votes and influence sustain him in his veto of 
the infamous measures ,now pending before 
the City Council, in accordance with the 
terms of the Allen law plank adopted at the 
last Democratic County Convention, and that 
we brand as a traitor to his party any Demo- 
cratic Alderman who will vote in violation of 
that plank. 

Resolved further, That we denounce the 
stockholders and officers of the street rail- 
roads of the City of Chicago who use their 
money to bribe and corrupt the City Council 
of Chicago, and hold them directly amend- 
able and responsible for the crime now sought 
to be perpetrated, and in the event of the 
successful passage of said ordinance, we 
charge that the so-called respectable citizens 
being large stockholders, directors and offi- 
cers of said street railway companies, to be 
responsible for the commission of this great 
crime against the interests of the people of 
this city. 

Resolved, That we are opposed to any fur- 
ther granting of franchises to the street rail- 
ways in Chicago. 

Resolved, That we are in favor of municipal 
ownership, operation and control of the 
street railways in Chicago. 

Which was placed on file. 

Aid. Nelson presented the following reso- 
lution : 

Inasmuch as the Judiciary Committee have 
reported adversely on the matter of slot tele- 
phones, and various parties interested claim 
that they have not had any opportunity to 
appear before said committee and present 
their side of the case, 

Resolved, That this report be reconsidered, 
and that the matter be referred back to the 
Judiciary Committee for further considera- 
tion. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Nelson presented a resolution fixing 
the next regular meeting after Dec. 19, 1898, 
for Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1899, and moved its 
adoption. 



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Aid. Cullerton moved its reference to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Nelson moved to suspend the rules to 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Gunther, Ailing 1 , Fitch, Jackson, 
Cloidt, Connor, Mi^er, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, Herrmann, Upham, 
Griffith, Schlake, Butler,Carey, Boyd, Sproul, 
Badenoch, Nelson, Mavor, Bennett (34th 
ward), Math — 25. 

Nays— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Ballem 
berg, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullertoa, Biewer, 
Francis, Neagle, Little, Ziehn, Tuite, Walsh, 
Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, Al- 
wart, Brown, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Hirsch, 
Cannon, Kimbell, McCarthy, Bigane, Mc- 
Inerney, Reichardt, Wiora, Darcy— 36. 

Thereupon, the resolution was referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
have all the lots fronting north on Drexel 
square, between Drexel avenue and Cottage 
Grove avenue, numbered consecutively from 
east t© west, commencing with number one ; 
also, that the name of said square be shown 
on city maps as per enclosed letter from the 
South Park Commissioners. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Wiora presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
direct the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern, 
the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne and Chicago and 
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Companies 
to erect two electric lights on 95th street 
crossing; this to be enforced inside of thirty 
days after its passage. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
direct the L. S. & M. S., the B. & O., and 
the P., Ft. W. & C. railroad companies to 
erect two railroad crossing gates at their 95th 
street crossing; this to be enforced inside of 
thirty (30) days after its passage. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Darcy presented the foll®wing order: 
Ordered, By the City Council of the City 



of Chicago: That permission be and it is 
hereby granted to G. E. Bass to string and 
maintain a private telephone wire from 9901 
Ewing avenue to the barn at rear of 9826 
Ewing avenue; provided, however, that said 
wire shall be removed at any time upon direc- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the special or- 
der for December 12, 1898, at 8 P. M. "The or- 
dinance regulating freight and elevator con- 
ductors" be continued as a special order to 
December 19, 1898, at 8 P. M. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Miller moved to take from file the 
claim of F. R. Donohue (placed on file Octo- 
ber 17, 1898, page 789), and recommit the 
same to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ziehn moved to take from file the 
claim of Frank H. Smith for rebate of water 
tax (placed on file November 14, 1898, page 
916), and recommit the same to the Commit- 
tee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Walsh arose and gave notice that he 
would move a reconsideration of the vote by 
which the street railway extension ordinance 
(which was taken from the Joint Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, North, West and 
South), was referred to the Committee on 
Railroads at the next meeting of the Council. 



REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES 



The Committee on Schools to whom was 
referred a request for concurrence in the 
purchase of a school site adjoining theForest- 
ville School on St. Lawrence avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. O'Brien moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed and the order was 
passed by yea's and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehi 



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Beilfuss. Tuite, Raynaer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrmann, Maltby, 
Upbam, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized and 
directed to purchase, for the use of schools, 
Lots 32 to 33 in Block 2, Mechanics's Mational 
Bank Subdivision of Block 2, and west 3^ ©f 
Block 1, in Fowler's Subdivision of Lots 11 
to 15, and west y 2 of Lot 10 of Forestville, 
being forty acres north and adjoining the 
south twenty acres of the east}^ of the south- 
east % of Section 3, Township 38 North, 
Range 14 East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, having a frontage of fifty feet on St. 
Lawrence avenue, adjoining the Forestville 
School on the north, for the sum of $7,000. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Novak, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Judiciary on order rescinding all stay orders 
on special assessment cases, deferred and 
published Dec. 5, 1898, page 1073. 

Aid. Novak moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

After debate, the order was recommitted to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. O'Brien, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on a request of the Board of Educa- 
tion for a site and building on Edmunds ave- 
nue (Jefferson) , deferred and published De- 
cember 5, 1898, page 1073. 

Aid. O'Brien moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order w r as 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kemna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 



Beilfuss, Tuite, Raynaer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the proper officers ©f the 
Board of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to erect an eight-room fire-proof 
school building on Lots 21 to 25, both inclu- 
sive, in Block 58, in the Village of Jefferson, 
now Chicago, as soon as purchased, at an 
estimated cost of not to exceed $40,000. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, 
presented the report ©f the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for special assess- 
ment rebates, deferred and published De- 
cember 5, 1898, page 1067. 

Aid. Pow r ers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward) , Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, 
Upham. Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett, (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 

JSfays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to each of the following 
named persons vouchers in the amounts set 
opposite their names, the same to be in full 
settlement of their claims for rebates due on 
special assessments : 

J. A. Brophy $ 26 91 

Geo. W. Norton 20 52 

E. F. Gorton 177 90 



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P. E. Ballard $ 11 16 

Susan Achton 3 40 

C. Counselman 208 28 

and the Comptroller is hereby directed to pay 
the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee ©n 
Finance on the claim of the Northern Pacific 
Express Company for refund of water tax, 
deferred and published Dec. 5, 1898, page 
1068. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing. Pitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, 
Upham, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as pasesd : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue to the Northern Pacific Ex- 
press Company a voucher in the sum of 
$250.06, the same to be in full settlement of 
their claim for refund of water tax, this ac- 
tion being in accordance with his recommen- 
dation, and the Comptroller is hereby di- 
rected to pay the same. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of the Bisters of Char- 
ity of the Immaculate Heart for decrease of 
water tax, deferred and published December 
5, 1898, page 1068. 

Aid. Powers moved t® concur in the report 
and pass the order. 



The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin. Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th I 



ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, 
Upha%, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mav®r, Wiora, Darey, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
decrease the water tax on the property be- 
longing to the Sisters of Charity of the Im- 
maculate Heart, located at Nos. 1384 and 1386 
Congress street, up to November 1st, 1898, 
provided they pay the regulation water tax 
from that date on, as recommended by the 
Water Assessor. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Powers, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Mary H. White for 
refund of amusement license fee and the 
claim of Gustaf Steinweg for refund of 
amount paid for beer bottler's license, de- 
ferred and published December 5, 1898, page 
1068. 

Aid. Powers moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Fitch, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, 
Connor, O'Brien, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Francis, Neagle, Little, Maypole, Ziehn, 
Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, Smulski, Kunz, 
Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Alwart, Brown, Mangier, Herrman, Maltby, 
Upuam, Lyman, Olson, Barry, Walker, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 64. 
Xays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to refund 
to Mary H. White the sum of £46.78, being 



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the amount due her for unused amusement 
license, and to Gustaf Steinwep: the sum of 
£25.89, amount paid for beer bottler's license, 
as recommended by the City Collector. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 



The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned. 




*>HN F. HIGGIN8 PRINT, M«-8 CLARK »TR£ET, CHICAGO. 



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December 19. { 



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CITY COUNCIL 

CHICAGO. 



Regular Meeting, December 19, 1898. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, December 23, 1898. 



Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, Ail- 
ing, Ballenberg, Jackson. Cloidt, Connor. 
O'Brien, Martin, Murphy. Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton. Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Duddleston, Colson, Francis. Little, 
Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Rayraer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Mang- 
ier, Herrman, Maltby.Uphain. Lyman. Olson. 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake. Kimbell. 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney. Carey. 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora. Darcy. Bennett (34th ward), 
Math. 

Absent — Aid. Fitch. Neagle. Brown, Barry 
and Walker. 

MLSTUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes ©f 
the regular meeting, held December 12. 1S9S, 



be corrected so as to eliminate all reference 
in the proceedings to Aid. Walker, he not 
having been present at that meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved to approve the minutes 
as corrected without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

By consent Aid. Kimbell presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

An error was made in the proceedings of 
Dec. 12, 1898. on page 1175. in the matter of 
a school site and building on Edmunds ave- 
nue (Jefferson) . The order reads for a build- 
ing only, and should be amended to include 
the site also. Therefore the following order 
is hereby recommended in lieu thereof: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized to 
purchase, for the use of schools, Lots 21 to 
25, both inclusive, in Block 5S in the Village 
of Jefferson, now Chicago, having a frontage 
of 263 feet on Edmunds avenue by a depth of 
150 feet extending back to an alley 14 feet in 



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width, subject to general taxes after the year 
1897, for the sum of $3,000. 

Ordered, That the proper officers of the 
Beard of Education be and they are hereby 
authorized to erect an eight-room fire-proof 
school building on Lots 21 to 25, both inclu- 
sive, in Block 58, in the Village of Jefferson, 
now Chicago, as soon as purchased, at an 
estimated cost of not to exceed $40,000. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, Connor, 
O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Duddleston. Colson, Francis, Little, 
Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Olson, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Bernhardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward), 
Math— 63. 
JSfays — None. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his re- 
port of releases from the House of Correction 
for the week ending December 19, 1898, which 
was 

Placed on file. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted a com- 
munication and an order to confess judgment 
in favor of Martha E. Schneider in the sum 
of $175, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented frontage consents in 
favor of the Illinois Traction Company for 
tracks on Jeffrey and Houston avenues, which 
was 

Referred to the Commissioner ®f Public 
Works for verification. 

ALSO, 

The claim of E. G. Gleason for rebate of 
special assessment, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Education submitted a re- 
quest for concurrence in the erection of the 
Geo. Dewey school building, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 



The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following report and verification: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
December 19, 1898. \ 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Cotmcil of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to your 
Honorable Body petitions of property owners 
fronting on Grand avenue, between Armitage 
avenue and the western limits of the City of 
Chicago, for the construction of an electric 
street railway on Grand avenue, and submit 
the accompanying report of George Hitzel, 
Acting Superintendent of the Map Depart- 
ment, in reference to same. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 
(Enclosures.) 



State of Illin©is j 
County of Cook j b& ' 

I, George Hitzel, acting superintendent of 
the Map Department of the City of Chicago, 
being duly sworn, do depose and say that the 
verification of petitions of property owners 
for electric street railway in Grand avenue, 
attached hereto, is correct as taken from offi- 
cial atlases of the City Map Department and 
from official records of Countv Recorders 
office. 

Geo. Hitzel, 
Acting SupH Map Dep>t. 

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 
13th day of December, A. D.. 1898. 
[Seal.] James J. Graham, 

Notary Public. 



Chicago, Dec. 13th, 1S9S. 
Honorable L. E. McGann, Commissioner of 
Public Works: 

Dear Sir — The following is a report on 
petitions of property owners asking that the 
Chicago and Jefferson Urban Transit Com- 
pany be permitted to construct an electric 
street railway in Grand avenue, from Arm- 
itage avenue to western city limits. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Geo. Hitzel, 
Acting Snp't Map Dep^t. 



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First Mile, from Armitage avenue to a 
point 90 ft. W. of W. line of N. 58th court. 

Feet. 
Total property frontage, including 

2,730- ft. school property and 25.1 

ft. city property 9,510.3 

Total property frontage less school 

and city property 6,755.2 

Total frontage signed to petition .... 4,793.43 

Second Mile, from a point 90 ft. W. of W. 
line of N. 58th court to a point 250 ft. W. of 
centre of N. 66th avenue. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage, including 
100 ft. R. R. property 10,204.23 

Total property frontage less R. R. 
property 10,104.23 

Total frontage signed to petition 8,843.93 

Third Fraction Mile, from a point 250 ft. 

W. of N. 66th avenue to western city limits. 

Feet. 

Total property frontage 7,218.5 

No frontage signed to petition 

Owners' names (as per records) signed to 
petition. 

FIRST MILE. 

Grand Avenue Subdivision, being a subdi- 
vision of Blocks 2, 3 and 4 of Commissioners' 
Subdivision of that part of E. %, N. E. % of 
Sec. 32. 40, 13, lying north of center of Grand 
avenue. 

Feet. 
Frank Machalitzki, Lots 30, 31, 32. 

Block 4 85.83 

Henry Schwartz, Lot 33, Block 4 25.94 

Max Redfield, Lot 35, Block 4 25 .94 

Geo. B. Townsend, Lot 38, Block 4. . . . 25.94 

Henry Schwartz, Lot 37, Block 4 25.94 

Adolph Gratzer, Lot 39, Block 4 33.94 

Chas. Jufer, Lots 14, 15, Block 8 59.89 

A. Abel, Lots 16, 17, Block 8 51 . 88 

A. Abel. Lots 18, 19, Block 8 51.88 

Geo. B. Townsend, Lot 20, Block 8 25.94 

John Weber, Lot 21, Block 8 25.94 

Maggie Abendsat, Lot 22, Block 8 25.94 

L. Helwig, Lot 23, Block 8 33.95 

Henry Schwartz, Lots 13, 14, Block 9. . 51.88 

V. Cucciorda, Lot 15, Block 9 25 . 94 

Catherin Helten, Lot 17, Block 9 25.94 

Henry Schwartz, Lot 18, Block 9 25.94 

Josef Naperskek, Lots 19, 20, Block 9. . 59.89 

John Rozanski, Lots 7. 8, Block 10 59.89 

A. Harper, Lot 9, Block 10 25.94 

V. Bernard, Lot 10, Block 10 25.94 

J. Mongold, Lot 15, Block 10 25.94 



O. Weber, Lot 16, Block 10 33.95 

Henry Schwartz, Lot 14, Block 10 25.94 

Central Avenue, Subdivision, being a Sub- 
division of that part of E. y 2 N. E. % of Sec. 

32, 40, 13, lying south of centre of Grand 
avenue (exc. R. R.). 

Feet. 

Fred. Kahl. Lot 1, Block 1 33.94 

Herman Hertz, Lots 3. 4, Block 1 51 .88 

Fred. Mueller, Lot 5, Block 1 25.94 

Geo. B. Townsend. Lot. 6, 7, Block 1.. 51.88 

J. Dybo, Lot 2. Block 1 25.94 

Henry Schwartz, Lot 8, Block 1 25.94 

C. Koessler, Lot 10, Block 1 33.94 

Geo. B. Townsend, Lots 4, 7, Block 2. . 51.88 

Henry Schwartz, Lot 6, Block 2 25.94 

John Benda, Lots 8, 9, Block 2 51 .88 

Henry Schwartz, Lot 10, Block 2 33.94 

N. F. Olson, Lots 1, 2, Block 3 59.88 

Barbara Heck, Lot 3, Block 3 25.94 

Henry Schwartz, Lots 4. 5, Block 3 51.88 

Geo. B. Townsend, Lots 6, 9, Block 3 . . 51.88 

Henry Schwartz, Lot 7, Block 3 25.94 

W. Jorgensen, Lot 8, Block 3 25.94 

Henry Schwartz, Lot 9, Block 3 25.94 

Francis Mercurier, Lot 10, Block 3 33.94 

Fritz Matz, Lot 1, Block 4 33.94 

Geo. Geuder, Lot 2, Block 4 25.94 

J. J. Hallman, Lot 3, Block 4 25.94 

Geo. B. Townsend, Lots 4, 5, 10, Block 4. 85.82 
Geo. B. Townsend, Lots 6, 7, Block 4. . 51.88 
Jos. Viegele, Lots 8, 9, Block 4 51 .88 

Dickey and Baker's Subdivision of that 
part of W. y 2 , E. %, N. W. ^ of Sec. 33, 
40, 13, lying north of Grand avenue. 

Feet. 
Robert E. Hugo, Lots 36, 37, Block 5. . 50. 
Wm. Wallace, Lots 38, 41, 42, Block 5. 75. 
John Gibson, Lot 31, Block 6 25. 

Foss and Nobles' Subdivision of part of 
E. }4, E. %, N. W. %, Sec. 33, 40, 13. 

Feet. 

Foss and Noble, Lot 13, Block 5 51 . 6 

Frank C. O'Day, Lots 14 to*22. Block 5. .225.00 

J. C. Stresser, Lot 17, BlockiS 25. 

Foss and Noble, Lots 22 to 26, Block 4.. 140. 6 

County Clerk's Division of E. % of Sec. 

33, 40, 13. 

B. Friend, Lot 9 450. 

Patrick Garigan, Lot 10 635. 

M. M. Bull winkle, Lot 12 350. 

Hanson's Subdivision of that part of W. 
y 2 , N. E. %, Sec. 32. 40, 13, lying north of 
Grand avenue. 
Geo. B. Townsend, Lots 24, 25, 26, 

Block 7 77.79 



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Frank Reder, Lots 26, 27, Btocfc 8 59 . 84 

Geo.B.Townsend.Lots2Sto 34, Block 8.. 181. 51 

Annie McCarthy's Subdivision of Lot 6. 

County Clerk's Division of E. % of See. 33. 

40. 13. 

Jobn P. Gobel. Lot 1 50. 

Total frontage signed in Previous peti- 
tion reported on October 17. 1898, 
Council proceedings, page 773 421.31 

Hostner's Subdivision of Block 1 of Cragin 

in Sec. 33.40.13: 

Fed 

John Hagstrorn. Lots 10. 11. Block 2. . . 50. 

Chas. W. Smith. Lot 12. 13. Block 2. . . 50. 

Total frontage signed first mile. 4.793.43 

feet. 

SECOND MILE. 

Hansons' Subdivision of that part of TV. % 

N. E. % . Sec. 32. 40. 13. lying north ©f Grand 

avenue: 

Feet. 

Geo. B. Townsend. Lots 22. 23. 24. 

Block 5 377.79 

Geo. B. Townsend. Lots 21. 22. 23. 

Block 6 Tr.Ti' 

Geo. B. Townsend. Lots 24, 25. 26. 

Block 6 TT.7v 

Geo. B. Townsend. Lots 27. 28, 

Block 7 : 51.86 

Henry Schwartz. Lots 29. 30. Block 7. 51.86 
E. G. Rutherford. W. 15 acres of X. 

20 acres. E. -, N. E. -,. Sec. 31. 40. 

13 2045. 

Sarah E. Lovett. X. W. ^ . Sec. 32. 40. 

13 5520. 

John D. Walsh. Attorney-in-fact for 

Booth heirs. X. E. 5 acres of 2s. E. 

«£, Sec. 31. 40. 13 941 .S4 

Total frontage signed second mile. B843.93 
feet. 

Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Department of Public Works. I 
December 15. 1898. 

To the Honorable, the JTayor and 
Council of the ' - ago: 

Gentlemen— It is desirable for the more 



economical administration of the water pipe 
extension to locate a yard in which to store 
water pipe in the northwest part of the city, 
in the vicinity of the new Springfield Avenue 
Pumping Station. Said location sheuld have 
ample railroad track facilities for the loading 
and unloading of such pipes. 

At present it is necessary to haul water pipe 
by wagon from 22nd street and Ashland ave- 
nue to the northwest part of the city. The 
rapid development of that section requires a 
large amount of special and extension work, 
and it would be an advantage to have a short 
haul to secure prompt and cheap service, and 
I respectfully ask the passage of the follow- 
ing order prepared bv the Corporation 
Counsel. 

Very truly yours. 

L. E. McGann. 
<~'omm\*slon-ir of Public Works. 

Aid. Maltby moved the passage of the order 
submitted by the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

I" — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook. Gunther, 
Ailing. Ballenberg, Jackson. Cloidt, Connor, 
O'Brien. Martin. Murphy. Fick. Bennett \ Sth 
wardi,Xovak. Hurt. Cullerton. Biewer. Mil- 
ler. Duddleston, Colson, Francis, L:::le. 
Maypole. Ziehn. Beilfuss. Tuite. Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz. Walsh. Oberndorf . Brennan, 
Cordon. Haberkorn. Powers. Alwart. Mangier. 
Herrman, Maltby. Coham, Lyman, Olson, 
Hirsch. Griffith. Cannon. Schlake. Kimbell. 
Butler. McCarthy. Bigane. Mclnerney. Carey. 
Reichardt. Boyd. Sproul. Badenoch. kelson. 
Mavor. Wiora. Darcy. Bennett i34th war«h. 
Math— 63. 

Xay$ — ZSdne. 

The following is the order as passed: 

• A. That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized to purchase a piece 
of real estate in the northwtesern portion of 
the City of Chicago, which shall be of prop«r 
size and in a convenient location for the 
storage and distribution of water pipe for 
the Water Department. 






December 19, J 

The following communication : 



1183 

ALSO. 



Department of Public Works, / 
Chicago, Dec. 19, 1898. j 



To the City Council of the City of Chicago: 

. I deem it necessary and advisable to lay water mains on the following streets : 



ox 


FROM 


TO 


SIZE 


Probable cost, 

including 

hydrants 

and basins. 


REMARKS. 


W. Jacks@n st 


265 ft. w. of w. 1. of 
S. 46th ave 


40 ft. e. of e. 1. of 
S. 48th ave ... . 


6-in. 


6837 00 


Pays 10c. 



Respectfully, 



L. E. McGann, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 



Aid. Jackson moved that the Commissioner 
of Public Works be authorized and ordered to 
have water mains laid in the street men- 
tioned in the foregoing communication. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, Connor, 
O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Duddleston, Colson, Francis, Little, 
Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, 
Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Olson, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell, 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy. Bennett, (34th ward), 
Math— 63. 

Xays — None. 



ALSO, 

A report and ordinance establishing grade 
on sundry streets. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ballenberg, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Cook, Gunther, 
Ailing, Ballenberg, Jackson, Cloidt, Connor, 
O'Brien, Martin, Murphy, Fick, Bennett (8th 
ward), Novak, Hurt, Cullerton, Biewer, Mil- 
ler, Duddleston, Colson, Francis, Little, 
Maypole, Ziehn, Beilfuss, Tuite, Raymer, 



Smulski, Kunz, Walsh, Oberndorf, Brennan, 
Conlon, Haberkorn, Powers, Alwart, Mangier, 
Herrman, Maltby, Upham, Lyman, Olson, 
Hirsch, Griffith, Cannon, Schlake, Kimbell. 
Butler, McCarthy, Bigane, Mclnerney, Carey, 
Reichardt, Boyd, Sproul, Badenoch, Nelson, 
Mavor, Wiora, Darcy, Bennett (34th ward) . 
Math— 63. 

Xays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

A.N ORDINANCE 

Establishing the grade of sundry streets in 
the City of Chicago, County ©f Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the grade of the follow- 
ing streets between the points named herein 
be and the same is hereby established as fol- 
lows, to-wit: 

On 45th place, at the west line of Chicago, 
Rock Island and Pacific Railroad right ©f 
of way, 15.5 feet. 

On Forest street, at intersection of Chase 
avenue, 12.0 feet. 

On Forest street, at intersection of Sherwin 
avenue, 12.T5 feet. 

On Forest street, at intersection of Bryan 
avenue, 12.4 feet. 



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Oo Forest street, 
avenue, 13.5 feet. 



intersection of Fargo 



On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
77th street, 7.0 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
78th street, 7.0 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
79th street, 6.5 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
80th street, 6.5 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
81st street, 6.5 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
82nd street, 6.5 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
83rd street, 6.5 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
84th street. 6.5 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
85th street, 6.5 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
86th street, 7.0 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 

87th street, 8.5 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
87th place, 8.0 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
88th street, 8.0 feet. 

On Cettage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
88th place, 8.0 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
89th street, 7.9 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
89th place, 7.S feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
90th street, 7.7 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
90th place, 7.6 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
91st street, 7.5 feet, 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
91st place, 7.5. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at interseccion of 
92nd street, 8.0 feet. 



On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection of 
92nd place, 8.5 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection 
of 93rd street, 8.5 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection 
of Lyon avenue, 10.0 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection 
of Burnside avenue, 11.0 feet. 

On Cottage Grove avenue, at intersection 
of 95th street, 10.0 feet. 

On 95th street, at intersection of Langley 
avenue, 9.5 feet. 

On 95th street, at intersection of Chani- 
plain avenue, 10.0 feet. 

On 95th street, at intersection of St. Law- 
rence avenue, 11.0 feet. 

On Langley avenue, at intersection of 
Burnside avenue, 9.0 feet. 

On Langley avenue, at south line of C, R» 
I. &P. R. R., 8.5 feet. 

On Champlain avenue, at intersection of 
Burnside avenue, 9.0 feet. 

On St. Lawrence avenue, 200 feet north of 
95th street, 9.0 feet. 

On St. Lawrence avenue, at intersection of 
Burnside avenue, 9.0 feet. 

On St. Lawrence avenue, at intersection of 
93rd street, 7.0 feet. 

On St. Lawrence avenue, at intersection of 
92nrl place, 6.5 feet. 

On St. Lawrence avenue, at intersection of 
92nd street, 6.5 feet. 

On Evans avenue, at north line of C, R. 
I. & P. R. R., 8.5 feet. 

On Evans avenue, at intersection of Lyon 
avenue, 8.0 feet. 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Evans 
avenue, 7.5 feet. 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Langley 
avenue, 7.0 feet. 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Lyon av- 
enue, 7.0 feet. 

On 92nd place, at intersection of Langley 
avenue. 6.5 feet. 



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On 92nd place,- 450 feet west of St. Law- 
rence avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On 92nd street, at intersection of Langley 
avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On 92nd street, at intersetion of Vjncennes 
avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On 92nd street, 300 feet west of Vincennes 
avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On Vincennes avenue, 200 feet south of 
92nd street, 6.5 feet. 

On Dauphin avenue, 600 feet south of 93rd 
street, 8.0 feet, 

On Dauphin avenue, at intersection of 93rd 
street, 6.5 feet. 

On Dauphin avenue, at intersection of 92nd 
street, 6.5 feet. 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Drexel 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Ellis av- 
enue, 6.0 feet, 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Dobson 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Green- 
wood avenue, 6.0 feet . 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Lexington 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Wood- 
lawn avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Chauncey 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Kimbark 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 93rd street, at intersection of Vaughan 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 92nd street, 200 feet west of Drexel ave- 
nue, 6.0 feet. 

On 92nd street, at intersection of Drexel 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 92nd street, at intersection of Ellis ave- 
nue, 6.0 feet. 

On 92nd street, at intersection of Dobson 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 92nd street, at intersection of Green- 
wood avenue, 6.0 feet. 



On 92nd street, at intersection of Lexing 
ton avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 92nd street, at intersection of Wood- 
lawn avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 92nd street, at intersection of Chauncey 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 92nd street, at intersection of Kimbark 
avenue. 

On 91st street, at intersection of Drexel 
avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On 91st street, at intersection of Ellis 
avenue, 0.5 feet. 

On 91st street, at intersection of Dobson 
avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On 91st street at intersection of Greenwood 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 91st street, at intersection of Lexington 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 91st street, at intersection of Woodlawn 
avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On 91st street, at intersection of Chauncey 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of Drexel 
avenue, 7.5 feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of Ellis ave- 
nue, 7.0 feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of Dobson 
avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of Green- 
wood avenue, 6.0 feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of Lexington 
avenue, 5.5 feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of Woodlawn 
avenue, 5.5 feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of Chauncey 
avenue. 5.5 feet. 

On 91st place, at intersection of Langley 
avenue, 6.2 feet. 

On 91st place, at intersection of St. Law- 
rence avenue, 6.2 feet. 

On 91st place, at intersection ©f Vincennes 
avenue, 6.8 feet. 

On 91st place, at intersection of South Park 
avenue, 7.0 feet. 



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On 91st street, at intersection of Langiey 
avenue. 6.5 feet. 

On 91st street, at intersection of St. Law- 
rence avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On 91st street, at intersection of Vincennes 
avenue. 6.5 feet. 

On 91st street, at intersection of South 
Park avenue. 7.0 feet. 

On 90th place, at intersection of Langiey 
avenue, 6.S feet. 

On 90th place, at intersection of St. Law- 
rence avenue. 6.5 feet. 

On 90th place, at intersection of Vincennes 
avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On 90th place, at intersection of South 
Park avenue, T.O feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of Langiey 
avenue, S.O feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of St Law- 
rence avenue, S.O feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of Vincennes 
avenue. 7.5 feet. 

On 90th street, at intersection of South 
Park avenue, 7.0 feet. 

On S9th place, at intersection of Langiey 
avenue, 8.0 feet. 

On 89th place, at intersection of St. Law- 
rence avenue, S.O feet. 

On S9th place, at intersection of Vincennes 
avenue, S.O feet. 

On 89th place, at intersection of South 
Park avenue, 8.0 feet. 

On S9th street, at intersection of Langiey 
avenue, 7.5 feet. 

On S9th street, at intersection of St. Law- 
rence avenue S.3feet. 

On S9th street, at intersection of Vincennes 
avenue. 8.0 feet. 

On S9th street, at intersection of South 
Park avenue, S.O feet. 

On SSth place, at intersection of Langiey 
avenue, S.O feet. 

On SSth place, at intersection of St. Law- 
rence avenue. 7.5 feet. 



On SSth place, at intersection of Vincennes 
avenue, S.5 feet. 

On Sith place, at intersection of South 
Park avenue. 8.0 feet. 

On 88th street, at intersection of Langiey 
avenue. T.5 feet. 

On SSth street, at intersection of St. Law- 
rence avenue, 7.5 feet. 

On SSth street, at intersection of Vincennes 
avenue, 7.6 feet. 

On SSth street, at intersection of South 
Park avenue. 7.6 feet. 

On 87th place, at intersection of Langiey 
avenue. S.O feet. 

On S7th place, at intersection of St. Law- 
rence avenue. S.O feet. 

On 87th place, at intersection of Vincennes 
avenue. 7.6 feet. 

On 87th place, at intersection of South 
Park avenue, 7.7 feet. 

On 87th street, at intersection of Langiey 
avenue, 8.5 feet. 

On S7th street, at intersection of St. Law- 
rence avenue, 8.0 feet. 

On 87th street, at intersection ef Vincennes 
avenue, 7.6 feet. 

On 87th street, at intersection of South 
Park avenue, 7.S feet. 

On S7th street, at intersection of Jackson 
avenue. 7.0 feet. 

On S7th street, at intersection of Drexel 
avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On S7th street, at intersection of Ingleside 
avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On S7th street, at intersection of Dauphin 
avenue, 6.5 feet. 

On Dauphin avenue, at intersection of ;>7th 
place. 5.5 feet. 

On Dauphin avenue, at intersection of B8th 
street. 5.5 feet. 

On Dauphin avenue, at intersection of 88th 
place, 5.5 feet. 

On Dauphin avenue, at intersection of S9th 
street. 6.5 feet. 



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On Dauphin avenue, at intersection of 89th 
place, 6.5 feet. 

On Dauphin avenue, at intersection of 90th 
street, 7.5 feet. 

On Dauphin avenue, at intersection of 90th 
place, 7.0 feet. 

On Dauphin avenue, at intersection of 91st 
street, 6.5 feet. 

Section 2. The above heights as fixed 
shall be measured from the plane of low 
water in Lake Michigan of A. D., 1847, as 
established by the Trustees of the Illinois and 
Michigan Canal and adopted by the late 
Board of Drainage Commissioners, and by 
the late Board of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago, as the base or datum for city 
levels. 

Section 3. That all ordinances or part of 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a copy of its proceedings as follows: 

BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

December 13th, 1898. 

Present- Messrs. Davidson. Doherty, Eric- 
son and Sheahan. 

Absent— Mr. McGann. 

The following pay roll and vouchers were 
presented and approved for payment, viz. : 

Pay roll Board of Local Improve- 
ments, Attorney's office $1,078 97 

Warrant 23204. M. J. Joyce, sewers. 247 82 

Warrant 22745. M. J. Joyce, sewers. 35 87 

Warrant 23511. James Fleming, 
drains 54 27 

Warrant 23511. Permit Fund Sewer 
Department 124 92 

Warrant 22788. Dennis Cleary, 
drains 25 22 

Warrant 22781. Sewerage Fund, 
catch basins 804 87 

J. S. Sheahan, 
Secretary. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS, CHICAGO. 

December 14th, 1898. 

Present — Messrs. McGann, Davidson, 
Doherty, Ericson and Sheahan ; also Chief 
Engineer Sewers, C. D. Hill and Principal 
Engineer Streets, Geerge K. Wheelock. 

Absent — Nftne. 

On motion, the minutes of the previous 
meeting were approved without reading. 

The following verified petitions were re- 
ferred to the Superintendent of Streets for 
report and recommendation, viz. : 

Paving (macadam) Avenue "M," from 
103rd street to 300 feet south ©f 104th street. 

Paving (brick) Ashland avenue, from Car- 
men avenue to Edgewater avenue. 

Paving (asphalt) North 43rd avenue, from 
Irving Park boulevard to Montrose avenue. 

Paving (amendment) Justine street, from 
51st street to 63rd street. 

The following orders of Council were re- 
ferred to the Superintendent of Streets for 
report and recommendation, viz. : 

Fourteen-foot sidewalk on both sides of 
21st street, from Johnson street to Throop 
street . 

Macadamizing Francisco avenue, from 
Fullerton avenue to Diversey street (repeal). 

On July 11th, 1898, the following orders of 
Council were passed, but instructions did not 
reach the Board until the present time, viz. : 

(1) "Ordered, That the Board of Local 
Improvements have the wing sewers in Mich- 
igan avenue, from 103rd street to 119th 
street, constructed, and pay for same out of 
the Michigan avenue sewer assessment." 

(2) " Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements take such steps as are necessary 
for the opening of 93rd street and St. Law- 
rence avenut- and Langley avenue, across the 
Chicago and Western Indiana and the Chi- 
cago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroads, in 
the Thirty-fourth Ward." 

On motion, the above orders were referred 
to the Superintendent of Sewers and the Su- 
perintendent of Streets, respectively, for 
recommendation and report. 

Tne protest of the property owners against 
the paving of the 73rd street System of 
Streets was placed on file, the assessment hav- 
ing been confirmed except objections. 

In the matter of sidewalks on both sides of 



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[1898 



35th street, from Halsted street to Morgan 
street. Docket 23113, which was referred to 
the Corporation Counsel to postpone the con- 
firmation, he reports that he will proceed 
with the confirmation of the assessment, but 
that the Board need not let the contract until 
the question of boulevarding 35th street is 
settled. 

The Superintendent of Sewers reported that 
William Hilliard had filed his claim for bal- 
ance due for drains in Kimball avenue with 
the City Council, and recommended that all 
matters pertaining thereto in the hands of 
the Board be placed on file, which recommen- 
dation, was concurred in. 

The Superintendent of Streets introduced 
an order for the improvement of the follow- 
ing streets, at the request of Father Kelly, 
petition to be sent in as soon as completed: 

Paving (brick) Atlantic street, from 43rd 
street to Goshen street. 

Paving (brick) 15th place, from Clark 
street to Stewart avenue. 

Paving (brick) 46th street, from Clark 
street to Stewart avenue. 

On motion, the Engineer was instructed to 
prepare an estimate for the same. 

The matter of opening an alley between 35th 
street, 36th street, Ellis avenue and Lake av- 
enue was referred to the Superintendent of 
Streets, for recommendation and report. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Streets, the Engineer was in- 
structed to prepare estimates for the follow- 
ing: 

Sewer in Sawyer avenue, from 26th street 
to 27th street. 

Sewer in Hamlin avenue, from Diversey 
avenue to George street. 

Sewer in Foster avenue, from Robey street 
to Oakley avenue. 

Sewer in South 40th court, from 16th street 
to unsubdivided lands. 

Sewer in South 41st avenue, from 16th 
street to unsubdivided lands. 

Sewer in South 41st court, from 16tn street 
to unsubdivided lauds. 

Sewer in South 42nd avenue, from 16th 
street to unsubdivided lands. 

On the recommendation of the City Engi- 



neer, estimates for assessments for water 
mains in the following streets were ordered 

prepared, viz. : 

Central Park avenue, from Culloui avenue 
to first alley north and east to connect. 



Eberly avenue, from 
Belle Plaine avenue. 



Cullom avenue to 



Mildred avenue, from "Wolfram street to 
Wellington street. 

Washtenaw avenue, from Belmont avenue 
to 490 feet south of Belmont avenue. 

The City Council ordered the above mains 
laid, but as there is not a sufficient number of 
houses on the streets to lay the mains on rev- 
enue, the Engineer recommended that assess- 
ments be spread for the same, which recom- 
mendation the Board concurred in. (See 
Council Proceedings, pp. 75S, 824. 954.) 

At the request of Aid. Kimbell, the Super- 
intendent of Streets was ordered to have an 
estimate prepared for a sidewalk on North 
41st avenue, from Otto street to Milwaukee 
avenue. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Streets, the petition for paving 
and lighting Whipple street, from 22nd 
street to the South Branch of tbe River, was 
placed on file. 

On the recommendation of the City Elec- 
trician, the secretary was instructed to pre- 
pare a repealing ordinance for lamp posts on 
Madiscn avenue, from Lake avenue to 59th 
street, Warrant 22623, in accordance with a 
council order for the same. 

On the recommendation of the Superin- 
tendent of Streets, the secretary was instructed 
to prepare a repealing ordinance for the 
opening of 90th street across the tracks of the 
Illinois Central R. R. 

The bill of Nash Bros, for extra work in 
excavating on system of sewers. Warrant 
23351. amounting to ?2,S00 was referred to 
the Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Superintendent of Sewers for a report. 

A communication from the Deputy Comp- 
troller, concerning the substitution of in- 
terest-bearing 1 vouchers for non-interest-bear- 
ing vouchers, issued to contractors for their 
reserves, was presented and ordered referred 
to the Coporation Counsel for an opinion on 
the subject : after which it is to be brought 
before the Board again. 

A communication from Alderman J. B. 
Math, asking that steps be taken to improve 



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Kensington avenue and Front street, was 
placed on file ; an ordinance being in course 
of preparation. 

A communication from Alderman Kimbell, 
asking that steps be taken to have all under- 
ground work put in on sundry streets in the 
27th Ward, under consideration for paving, 
was presented. President McGann objected 
to pushing underground improvements, claim- 
ing that when the improvement was actually 
passed there was still ample time to put in all 
necessary underground work. In the above 
instance, however, the motion made by the 
Superintendent ©f Sewers, to refer the matter 
to the appropriate heads of bureaus for re- 
port, was carried, and the secretary instructed 
to compile such report and present to the 
Board at the earliest opportunity. 

A communication from Mr. R. C. Givins 
of the Real Estate Board, asking that the 
Engineer furnish an estimate for paving 22nd 
street, from Wabash avenue to Indiana av- 
enue, was read. On motion, the secretary 
was instructed to communicate with Mr. 
Givins and request him to furnish the Board 
with a petition for the improvement ; also to 
state with what material he desired the street 
paved. 

A communication from the Citizens Brew- 
ery Company, asking what the prospects are 
for having Archer avenue west of State street 
paved, was presented and the secretary in- 
structed to reply that the ordinance for the 
same was tied up in the Council; also to call 
the attention of the Council to the matter. 

A communication from the Bermudez As- 
phalt Paving Company, asking to be relieved 
from the contracts awarded them for paving 
La Salle avenue and Illinois street, Warrant 
23585 and 23586, on account of the looseness 
of the ordinance, was read and the matter re- 
ferred to the Coporation Counsel for an 
opinion and advice in the premises. 

A communication from Nash Bros., asking 
for an extension of time on the Indiana street 
system of sewers, was read and a week's ex- 
tension granted them. 

The following communication from the 
City Electrician was read and ordered placed 
on file, viz. : 

(Copy) 

December 9th, 1898. 
J. S. Sheahan, Secretary, Board of Local 
Improvements, City Hall. 
Dear Sir— Replying to yours of the 8th 



inst., enclosing an order from your Board, ask- 
ing for my opinion, I would say that the ordi- 
nance* may as well be repealed for the reason 
that we will not be able to turn on any gas 
in posts in that district this year, even though 
the posts were erected. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) Edward B. Ellicott, 

City Electrician. 



^Council order for lamp posts on Duncan 
Park, from Stewart avenue to Princeton av- 
enue. 

The following communication from the 
City Engineer was read and. on motion, his 
recommendation concurred in: 

(Copt) 

December 13, 1898. 
J. S. Sheahan, Secretary, Board of Local 

Improvements. 

Dear Sir — In order to avoid controversy 
during or after the laying of water pipe where 
contractors endeavor to rebate inspection 
under the plea that they did the work with- 
out such inspection because the Department 
did not send a representative, I respectfully 
suggest that this point be covered by an ad- 
ditional clause to the specifications in a 
manner similar t® that under accompanying 
inclosure. I also suggest that the clause be 
inserted in the specifications providing that 
no payments be made to the contractor until 
he shows that he has paid for the inspection 
of the material used in the contract. 
Yours truly, 

(Signed) John Ericson, 

City Engineer. 

Following are the clauses referred to - . 

Following second paragraph on page 4: 
" -Mo payment will be made on this contract 
until the Board of Local Improvements is 
furnished a duplicate receipt showing pay- 
ment for the expense incurred iu the inspec- 
tion of material has bee n paid by the con 
tractor." 

To come under the head of "Inspection": 
"No work will be accepted or approved unless 
executed under the supervision of an in- 
spector or other duly appointed representative 
of the Board of Local Improvements. To in- 
sure the presence ©f said representative, the 
contractors must make application for an in- 
spector at least twenty-four (24) hours before 
beginning work on the contract." 



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The following communication from the 
City Electrician was read and ordered placed 
on file. Orders and petitions referred to are 
given below : 

(Copy) 

November 29th, 1898. 
Hon. J. S. Sheahan, Supt. Bureau Special 

Assessments. 

Dear Sir — I am returning to you numerous 
petitions received from you for the erection 
of lamp posts on the streets specified. These 
petitions are returned to you with the same 
information that I have given in previous 
ones of the same character, and that is to the 
effect that there is no money available for the 
turning ©n of the gas in ease the posts are 
erected. 

Yours truly, 

(Signed) Edward B. Ellicott, 

City Electrician. 

Nelson street, from Paulina street to Wood 
street. 

Waveland avenue, from Clark street to 
Racine avenue. 

Trumbull avenue, from 26th street to 27th 
street. 

Pensacola avenue, from Western avenue to 
Campbell avenue. 

Rockwell street, from Chicago avenue to 
Augusta street. 

Blucher street, from Wood street to Lull 
place. 

Springfield avenue, from Grand avenue to 
North avenue. 

The following communication from City 
Electrician E. B. Ellicott was read and 
ordered placed on file : 

(Copy) 

November 29th, 1898. 
Hon. J. S. Sheahan, Supt. Bureau of Special 

Assessments, City Hall. 

Dear Sir— Enclosed you will find plats 
showing the locations and order for the erec- 
tion of certain gas lamps under special assess- 
ment. Upon investigation I find that the gas 
company has no mains in streets, and they 
advise me that they doubt they ever will 
have, therefore. I do not see why the gas 
company should retain the order and secure 
their surrendering. 

I am also returning petition for the erection 
of lamp posts on Dunning street and Hood 



avenue, with the advice 'that the erection of 
this post would not be of any benefit to the 
property owners until next year as the appro- 
priation for gas lighting for the present year 
will not admit of any additions to the service. 
Yours truly, 
(Signed) Edward B. Eldicott, 

City Electrician. 

On motion of the Secretary the following 
resolutions were adopted, confirming the 
action taken by the Boai'd of Local Improve- 
ments at the public hearing of November 
30th, 1898, viz. : 

(a) Resolved, By the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago that the 
following local improvements be made and 
adhered to. pursuant to prior resolutions 
heretofore adopted by said Board for the 
same: 

Paving (asphalt)* 1 ' Rush street, from Chi- 
cago avenue to State street. 

Main outfall sewerj in Lawrence avenue, 
from North Branch River -to the north and 
south quarter section line of Section 17. 
40, 13. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
South Kedzie avenue, from Archer avenue 
to West 55th street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
South Kedzie avenue, from West 55th street 
to West 63rd street . 

Six-foot cement sidewalk § on both sides of 
69th street, from Halsted street to Vincennes 
avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Taylor street, from Campbell avenue to Cali- 
fornia avenue. 

Six-foot cement sidewalk f on both sides of 
38th street, from Langley avenue to Cottage 
Grove avenue. 



* One year plan and leave present curb- 
stones. 
% Ten installments. 
§ Originally Halsted to State. 
t Originally sixteen feet wide. 

<b) Resolved, By the Board ®f Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago that the 
following 1 local improvements, heretofore re- 
solved to be made by said Board, be and the 
same are hereby abandoned. 

Boulevard lamp posts on Thome avenue, 
from Southport avenue to Ridge avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 



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Colorado avenue, from South 42nd ayenue to 
South Homan avenue. 

Twelve-foot plank sidewalk on both sides 
of Cottaere Grove avenue, from 75th street 
to P., Ft. W. &C. R. R. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
South 42nd avenue, from West 18th street to 
West 22na street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
West 48th street, from Ashland avenue to 
Washtenaw avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Ingleside avenue, from 74th street to 76th 
street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Jackson avenue, from 400 feet north of 73rd 
street to 78th street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
West Wilson avenue, from North 44th avenue 
to North 49th avenue. 

(c) Resolved, By the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago, that the 
following local improvements, heretofore re- 
solved to be made by said Board, be and the 
same are hereby indefinitely postponed : 

Paving (brick) Lock street, from Archer 
avenue to 31st street. 

Paving (brick) Lyman street, from Throop 
street to Lock street. 

Paving (brick) Quinn street, from Archer 
avenue to 31st street. 

(d) Resolved, By the Board of Local Im- 
provements of the City of Chicago, that the 
following local improvements, heretofore re- 
solved to be made by said Board, be and the 
same are hereby deferred for the present or 
until such time a.* the Board deems it expe- 
dient to proceed with the same: 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Irving Park boulevard, from North Western 
avenue to North Robey street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Irving Park boulevard, from North 40th ave- 
nue to North Kedzie avenue. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
Princeton avenue, from 38th street to 44th 
street. 

Six-foot plank sidewalk on both sides of 
68th street, from Morgan street to Ada street. 

On motion of the Superintendent of Sewers 
the following resolution was adopted, viz. : 

Resolved, By the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the City of Chicago, that a local im- 



provement be made in th